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David Ragh. Hi! I began my teaching career in 1980 as a classroom teacher and in 1986 became an itinerant physical education teacher. I have been teaching physical education at Newtown State School since 1997. I have also worked in Regional and District Office at different times. These roles included Workplace Health & Safety, Rehabilitation, Staffing and Facilities.

I am married with three sons, two grandchildren and I have always been interested in sporting activities.

The Physical Education Curriculum overview for Prep to Year 6 at Newtown State School includes the following areas:

  • Swimming
  • Athletics
  • Cross country
  • Fitness Activities
  • Performance activities
  • Ball handling activities (striking, catching & throwing)
  • Games

Our school is well resourced, having our own  swimming pool, multi-purpose tennis courts, practice cricket nets, a multi purpose hall for wet weather activities and two small playing fields.

At Newtown State School a wide range of sports are offered throughout the year.

The year 6 students play interschool sport on Friday afternoons. These sports include softball, T-ball, cricket, AFL, rugby league, touch football, netball, basketball, hockey, volleyball and soccer.

The year 4 and 5 students are involved in modified games which lead into those sports played by the year 6 on Friday afternoons.

Students are required to compete in house sports which include track and field, swimming and cross country.

During summer we have extra swimming lessons for all classes, as well as targeting the non swimmers in a learn to swim program on Friday afternoons.

All students are encouraged to participate in all forms of physical activity.