Houses

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.

Sporting Carnivals

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.

Inter-School Sport

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.

Parental Involvement

Parents are encouraged to attend sporting events as spectators to support their children and more actively to assist staff in administrative or coaching roles.