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The Health and Physical Education Curriculum
At Good Shepherd, teaching programs for Physical Education and Health are informed by the Australian Curriculum. The primary curriculum is organised in bands of development:
• Foundation,
• Years 1 and 2,
• Years 3 and 4
• Years 5 and 6.
Our teaching programs for an academic year and across the bands of development, focus on enabling students to:

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In addition the school has developed a scope and sequence of skills to guide the delivery and focus of specific sports. This is a working document and subject to annual review.

Specialist external providers
The school sources specialist teachers to provide expertise in specific areas of the curriculum. Currently these providers are:
• Get Set Tennis – Nelson Parker
• Gymnastics – Belinda Dawson from Sirens Cheerleading
• Swimming – Aquatots at Forde

School Sport ACT Pathways
All students aged 8 and over in the academic year, are eligible to qualify to represent Good Shepherd at North Gungahlin Zone carnivals in swimming, cross country and athletics based on their performance at the school carnivals. Entries are processed at school level.
Students aged 10 and over can register to qualify for North Gungahlin Zone and ACT teams in a range of sports supported by School Sport ACT.
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Students selected to represent the ACT in a School Sport approved sport, are eligible to apply for a grant from the Community Council. Application for this should be a written letter to Good Shepherd Community Council. The community Council meets twice a term.

Good Shepherd School Sport Participation 2018

Non School Sport ACT Carnivals and Gala Days
Good Shepherd offers a range of opportunities for students to participate in sport Gala Days and Carnivals. These include:
• Catholic Schools Netball
• Catholic Schools Soccer
• Oztag Gala Day
• Todd Woodbridge Cup
• Boorowa Touch and Netball
• North Gungahlin Laurie Daley/Mal Meninga Shield Gala Day (Touch Football)
The principle aim of these days is to encourage participation and enjoyment in playing sport based on an inclusive approach. For many students it may be a starting point. For students seeking a more competitive focus, the trials system via the School Sport Pathway is more suitable or weekend sporting competitions through local clubs.