Gymnastics Australia is thrilled to offer its Sporting Schools program to children across Australia’s school yards.
Gymnastics Australia is pleased to partner with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) to deliver this $160 million Australian Government initiative to get more children playing more sport.
By developing a child’s fundamental movement skills, Gymnastics provides a sound basis for further skill development across all sports. Through exploration and sequencing of movements, gymnastics makes cognitive demands on children to listen, problem solve, make decisions and prepare to take controlled risks. Gymnastics promotes all-round physical development, muscular strength and endurance, joint flexibility, balance, coordination and core strength required for everyday living.
As the national sporting organisation (NSO) for Gymnastics, we offer schools and coaches quality programs that encourage children to participate in this great sport.
THE GYMNASTICS AUSTRALIA PRODUCTS
Gymnastics Australia offers flexible primary school and secondary school programs to meet the individual needs of schools.
Gymnastics Australia’s LaunchPad Gymnastics programs are expertly designed to cater for all stages of physical, social and cognitive development. There are three LaunchPad programs on offer for primary schools including Gymnastics, Aerobics and FreeG Kids which is an exciting combination of gymnastics, obstacle training and freestyle movement.
Gymnastics Australia's programs for secondary school students in Year 7 and 8 are designed to develop their competence and capability to confidently engage in sport and a healthy lifestyle. Programs on offer include Gymnastics, AeroSchools and FreeG which fuses gymnastics, acrobatic tricks, leaps and obstacle courses (think Ninja Warrior style!).
All lessons are aligned to the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education and are designed to encourage students to take responsibility for their learning.
TEACHERS AND COACHES ARE OUR ASSETS
Gymnastics Australia values the role of teachers not just in the classroom but in the school yard as well. Their enthusiasm for improving children’s lives is often understated. Society places its trust and confidence in teachers who as educators, have one of the most important roles for our children, outside of parents and carers.
Coaches are also a wonderful influence on children throughout their formative years. Coaches are the people who deliver the skills with fun and enjoyment.
The information below is a guide to how schools, coaches and sporting organisations can deliver the Gymnastics Australia program within Sporting Schools.
Phone: 03 8698 9728
Teachers at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School in Queensland have seen a remarkable change in their students’ coordination and attention since they brought in a gymnastics program with their Sporting Schools funding. Read more