Programs

Increasing the opportunities for students to get active

Inclusive Sport in Schools offers a variety of fun, engaging and inclusive programs where students can participate and learn at their own pace.

Our programs are designed to develop the physical literacy of participating students – building the skills, knowledge and behaviours to gain the confidence and motivation to be active for life.

Inclusive Sport in Schools is delivered through three bespoke programs catering to different school years, activity types, skills and engagement level.

Young Athletes

Suitable for Foundation – Year 2

Young Athletes focuses on the development of fundamental movement skills, and social and emotional development in a fun, inclusive, and active environment.

Students develop important learning skills such as how to share, take turns and follow directions. These skills help young children at school, with their family, and in the community.

The program includes a range of resources for schools, deliverers, and families.

The Snapshot

  • Suitable from Foundation to Year 2
  • Session time is between 30 and 45 minutes
  • Program length is 8 weeks

Coach accreditation requirements

Playing for All

Suitable for Year 3 – Year 12

Playing for All programs are aligned to the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education and to the Australian Physical Literacy Framework.

Each program includes a series of Playing for All cards that use a games sense approach and provide a strong foundation for fundamental movement skill development, which can be applied and adapted for different sports.

Playing for All programs are organised into six game categories:

  • Invasion Games
  • Movement Games – Fundamental Movement Skills
  • Movement Games – Rhythmic & Expressive
  • Net & Court Games
  • Striking & Fielding Games
  • Target Games

The Snapshot

  • Suitable from Year 3 to Year 12
  • Session time is between 30 and 60 minutes
  • Program length is 6 or 8 weeks

Coach accreditation requirements

Sport Partner

Suitable for Year 3 – Year 12
To commence in Term 2, 2021

Sport Partner programs are purposefully designed and delivered in partnership with National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) to offer students a progression from the Playing for All programs into more sport-specific games and activities.

Each of the sport-specific programs offered is an adapted version of an NSO’s current Sporting Schools product, or a new offering that has been specifically designed for delivery in special education environments.

Programs are delivered via a network of suitably trained coaches, with additional support and resources provided by Special Olympics Australia to ensure they can confidently deliver to students with an intellectual disability and autism.

Special Olympics Australia is currently working with these organisations to offer Sport Partner programs:

  • AFL NSW/ACT (only available in NSW)
  • Athletics Australia
  • Cricket Australia
  • Golf Australia
  • Gymnastics Australia
  • Tennis Australia
  • Tenpin Bowling Australia

Booking a Sport Partner program

Please visit the Sporting Schools website to apply for a grant. Once approved, simply enter the Sporting Schools booking system to review and select one of the Sport Partner packages on offer.

When your booking request is received, Special Olympics Australia and the respective NSO will work together to confirm and arrange delivery of your program.

The Snapshot

  • Suitable from Year 3 to Year 12* (only up to Year 8 in Sporting Schools)
  • Session times are between 30 and 60 minutes
  • Program length varies between sport partners from 4 to 10 sessions
  • Costs vary between sport partners and programs can be delivered through Sporting Schools

Program Pathway

Program Pathway

Our Program Pathway allows schools to create their own journey through unique opportunities that suit the needs of students, parents, and local community.

This could be:

  • Improving student’s physical literacy through participation in a variety of different programs
  • Increasing student skill levels through high quality, sport-specific experiences
  • Creating or promoting opportunities for ongoing participation at their school or local community clubs

Click here to open and download our matrix showing the Program Pathway describing the progression opportunities schools can consider.