At the end of Term 2, all Middle School students completed South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) fitness testing. As you would be aware, there is a great deal of research which provides cause for concern about decreasing fitness levels and related health issues. The tests give students an idea of what their fitness is like, with a certificate and statement of results from SASI. In preparation for the tests students warmed up for PE lessons during Term 2 by running for increasing amounts of time. The most important health related fitness component is aerobic endurance which was tested by the 20m shuttle run (Beep Test). Results were quite good. The percentile results for the last four years are below;
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As can be seen the Year 9 girls in particular did well this year with the average being 85%. The results were sent to the SASI and if students scored in the top 5% of the state they were invited for retesting by SASI at school and may be invited to join Talent ID Squads in either cycling, kayaking, or volleyball. Over 90 students were invited for retesting!
Today is also the last day to nominate for Summer Sport. A copy of the reminder email is available here!
Head of PE and Sport