Melbourne Juniors – Sports Program

Melbourne Juniors – Sports Program Melbourne Juniors – Sports Program

Active Start Sports

Our health and physical education program has been designed for children aged 3-5 years and caters for all backgrounds and abilities. The program is educational and LOADS OF FUN! Our coaches run weekly sessions at Melbourne Juniors and provide all the equipment.

The program runs in alignment with The Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework. It's structured to achieve five learning outcomes:

  1. Children have a strong sense of identity
  2. Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  3. Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  4. Children are confident and involved learners
  5. Children are effective communicators

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In working towards achieving these learning outcomes, the program integrates three major components: physical education, health and social development.

Physical Education

  • Developing fine and gross motor skills
  • Stretching techniques and warming up
  • Gaining knowledge of a variety of sports and games
  • Familiarising children with a wide variety of sports equipment
  • Complex body movements
  • Developing a passion for exercise and sport

Health

  • Healthy eating choices
  • Personal hygiene
  • Hydration & Nutrition
  • Discovering ways to be active

Social Development

  • Achieving goals & encouraging others
  • Teamwork and interacting with peers
  • Preparing children for primary school life
  • Fair play - Sportsmanship and sharing
  • Learning to play safely & in a non-competitive environment
  • Developing self confidence & learning through play
  • Tying in with events and happenings of the wider community

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