Health & Physical Education

At North Cottesloe Primary School students engage in swimming, ball sports, athletics and dance through the Physical Education (PE) Program, which is aligned with the WA Curriculum.

Our specialist Physical Education teacher, Mr Jon Stubbs gives all students in years 1-6 access to 1 hour of scheduled lessons, and an additional 1 hour of organised sport for students in years 1-6. Students enjoy sports days including the annual athletics carnival, an interschool lightning carnival for Year 4 – 6 students covering winter team sports, a swimming carnival held in Term 1 and tennis and cricket invitational competitions later in the school year.

The Sports Program emphasises participation, fun and striving to achieve your best. We are proud of our partnership with our parent sport committee, a subsidiary of the P&C. The committee works in conjunction with the PE teacher and School Administration to ensure sport at North Cottesloe is well organised and maximises participation for all children.

Term 1

Faction and Interschool

Swimming Carnival
Year 1 to 6 students participate in faction swimming carnivals held at Claremont Pool. Selected students from years 3-6 participate in the Interschool Swimming Carnival, held at HBF Stadium.

Swimming training

Before-school swimming training is offered to students at Claremont Pool. These training sessions are coached by parent volunteers to prepare children for the faction and inter-school swimming carnivals. Training is available to competent and capable swimmers in years 3-6. Individual POOL ENTRY FEES apply. Training dates are posted in the Calendar.

Swimming Lessons

All students from years 5 & 6 are invited to participated in the Department of Education’s free lessons at Cottesloe Beach in Term 1.


The Sunsmart Schools Tennis Classic is the largest participation tennis tournament in Western Australia. The Academy Plate is an inter-school competition for mixed boys and girls teams from years 1-6. Students at North Cottesloe excel at tennis with both boys and girls taking out the 2015 Academy Plate, being the first school to win both trophies in a single year.

The Hotshots Tennis program is included in the children’s normal PE program. Years 3-6 are involved, and lessons are based on Tennis Australia’s official development program. Selected students participate in the Red Ball interschool competition with Tennis West.

Term 2

Cross Country
All students from years 1-6 participate in the Faction Cross Country event. Selected students compete in the Interschool Cross Country Championships.

Cross Country Training
Training is conducted by classroom teachers in the weeks leading up to the faction event. A running club, coordinated by parents & teachers, runs twice per week before school for interested students.

Winter Lightning Sports Carnivals
Claremont Regional Sports Competition takes place on Friday afternoons for years 5 & 6 students against local public schools. This interschool competition includes netball, hockey, AFL football and soccer.

Term 3

Faction and Interschool Athletics Carnivals
Students from years 1-6 participate in the school Faction Athletics Carnival. The carnival takes places at a venue to be advised. Jumps and throw events occur at North Cottesloe PS. Selected students compete in the Interschool Jumps and Throws Carnival and Interschool Athletics Carnival.

Athletics Training
Training for this is done in PE lessons, but is also be offered by parent helpers before school.

Term 4

Cricket teams are selected for the Stuart MacGill Cup Cricket Competition at Christchurch Grammar School. North Cottesloe PS was the winner of the MacGill Cup Cricket competition in 2015.

Year Round Activities

Club sports
The winter sports which include netball, hockey, football, soccer and basketball are club sports. We have volunteer parent representatives that co-ordinate the teams for each sport. These can be found on the 'Before and After School' page of the NCPS website.

Edu-Dance is a creative hip-hop dance program which provides children with the opportunity to be part of a fun and energetic dance program. The program fulfils the Physical and Health outcome requirements (Dance element) for students, and covers many other aspects such as coordination, musical appreciation and self-confidence, and gives many children the opportunity to experience the excitement of performing in front of an audience. Most importantly it is promoted as a program for fitness and fun. Edu-Dance is provided for children in years 1-5 once every 2 years with a great concert at the end of the program.