“Exercise not only changes your body, it changes your mind, your attitude and your mood”

– Unknown

Jeffery Mcgann

I began my teaching career twenty-two years ago as a secondary music teacher before leaving the teaching profession to join the Royal Australian Navy as a professional musician. For the following fifteen years, I toured around Australia and internationally performing music at ceremonies for many heads of state including the Royal family, the President of the United States of America and the Sultan of Brunei. After leaving the Navy, I became a classroom teacher, before joining the physical education department in 2020. I greatly enjoy assisting with the provision of the wide variety of sporting and physical activities that we offer the students at Hillsmeade Primary School, including swimming, cross country, athletics, interschool sports, and the extensive range of sports covered in our physical education lessons.

Tabitha Carter

I have been an educator for ten years now. Starting my teaching in grade 3, I’m excited to join the specialist team in 2024 and instil a lifelong learning of physical education at Hillsmeade. From a young age, I’ve enjoyed being active, participating in gymnastics and netball as a child. I enjoy competing in aerial gymnastics and participating in the F-45 fitness community. I’m so excited to have a female P.E. teacher at Hillsmeade, and I look forward to helping every child find a love of keeping fit and healthy. For those who don’t know, I love Taylor Swift, my favourite colour is PINK, and I love my fur babies, Prince and Nelly.

Physical Education Curriculum

The goals for teaching Physical Education at Hillsmeade Primary School, following the Victorian curriculum for students in Years 3 to 6, typically include the following:

  • Improved mental health and wellbeing
  • Improved awareness of one’s self and capabilities
  • Improved self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Developing resilience
  • Improved academic performance
  • Improved memory and concentration
  • Improved social skills, including leadership, collaboration, cooperation, sharing and negotiation
  • Building friendships
  • Assisting children learn new skills that can be applied to other aspects of student life
  • Developing behaviours for lifelong participation in movement and physical activity

 Within the Physical Education Program at Hillsmeade Primary School, students will also have the opportunity to participate in the following events:

  • Junior swimming program
  • Interschool swimming competitions
  • Cross-country running
  • Athletics
  • Interschool sport competitions
  • Hoop-time basketball
  • AFL Footy Gala Day

The aim of the Physical Education Program at Hillsemaede Primary School is to expose students to a wide range of physical activities, including:

  • Fundamental Movement Skills
  • Games
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Golf
  • Netball
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Volleyball
  • And many more


TOP 4 in the STATE!!!!!

A huge congratulations to our Grade 4 Junior Hoop Time Team. They competed in the State Finals today! With over 3000 teams entered in Hoop Time this year, our Hillsmeade team, made it through to the Semi-Finals, meaning they were in the top 4 teams in the state. 

An amazing achievement!!!! See below a couple of photos of our Hillsmeade stars!!!! 

Hoop Time (Year 5/6 students) – TOP 4 in the STATE!

Today was our Year 5/6 Senior Hoop Time Team’s chance to represent the school in the state finals.  And just like our Year 4s yesterday, they too made it through to the Semi-Finals before meeting their match, meaning they were in the top 4 teams in the whole state. It was a remarkable achievement, given that 750 senior primary schools teams competed. A huge congratulations to all our basketball stars.