The school has four sport houses; Macarthur (red), Chisholm (yellow), Banks (blue) and Lawson (green). Each house has a female and male Captain and Vice-Captain elected from the Year 6 students. The houses compete in our annual sporting carnivals as well as other competitive school activities. The focus of these activities is on participation, fun and personal best.
Children in prep/foundation – Year 6 participate in annual Athletics and Swimming carnivals and the school Fun Run/Cross Country.
Inter-School Sporting Carnivals
Children in Years 4, 5 and 6 have the opportunity where performance meets criteria to represent the school at a district, divisional and state level in swimming, cross country and athletics.
Swimming – Prep. Foundation-4
The school has a swimming program that aims to have all children competent in swimming. All achievement certificates are based on the AquaPass levels as recommended by VicSwim.
Gala Days (Year 5/6)
In term one MPPS students prepare and compete in the Moonee Valley Gala sports days in a round robin competition against neighbouring state, catholic and independent schools. Teams represent the school in Softball, Cricket, Volleyball and Bat Tennis. The competition is over two days that includes a final .
Winter Sport (Year 5/6)
Is an inter-school competition played on Friday afternoons across term 2. MPPS students in Year 5/6 prepare and compete in weekly matches against neighbouring schools at home and away in Australian Rules Football, Soccer, Netball and T-Ball.
Sport Classes (Year 5/6)
When not competing or preparing for competition other sports offered at school can include Swimming, Athletics, Hockey, Basketball, Baseball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Squash, Aerobics, Golf and Cross-Country Running.
Other Team Sport Competitions
From time to time other teams represent the school in inter-school competition and may include Year 4 students. Most recently this opportunity was given to the school Hockey team which won a State Championship in 2014.
Parents are encouraged to attend sporting events as spectators to support their children and more actively to assist staff in administrative or coaching roles.