Friendly Schools Plus


At Freshwater Bay, we are dedicated to improving the social-emotional experience of children. Friendly Schools Plus is a holistic initiative, which will be implemented in 2021, to provide students, staff and parents with information and tools needed to enrich student social-emotional wellbeing. 

Friendly Schools Plus is a multi-component, evidence-based initiative, supporting the whole school community to build social skills, create supportive environments and significantly reduce bullying in our community. For students, it includes activities such as stories, literature, co-operative games, role-play, problem solving, and reflection.

Physical Education Program


The Physical Education program at Freshwater Bay Primary School emphasises participation and inclusion, teaching students how to be part of a healthy, active population. Students in year 1-6 participate in one hour of Physical Education each week, along with weekly dance and daily fitness initiatives. Our comprehensive Physical Education program focuses on the progressive development and refinement of body management, locomotion and object control skills within a variety of sporting contexts.



On enrolment, students are placed in one of four Houses. These are;

  • Sutton (red)

  • Kirwan (green)

  • Crowdy (yellow)

  • Briggs (blue)

On Fridays, students are required to wear House Shirts.

Events and Sports Activities           

Term 1

  • Faction Swimming Carnival (Years 3-6)

  • Interschool Swimming Carnival

  • Before-school swimming training sessions are coached and managed by parent volunteers to prepare children for the interschool swimming carnival and to promote camaraderie and team spirit.

  • In-term Beach Swimming lessons at Cottesloe Beach (Years 5-6)

Term 2 

  • Faction Cross Country Carnival (Years 1-6)

  • Interschool Cross Country Carnival

  • Claremont Regional Schools Lightning Carnival (Years 5-6) - netball, hockey, AFL football and soccer.

Term 3

  • State Cross Country

  • Faction Track Carnival (Years 3-6)

  • Faction Athletics Carnival (Years PP-6)

  • Before-school athletics training sessions

  • Interschool Athletics Carnival

Term 4

  • In-term Swimming Lessons at Claremont Pool (Years PP-4)

Year-round initiatives

Daily fitness
A structured whole-school daily fitness program operates 4 days per week encouraging students to participate in organised activities that focus on alternate sporting skills.

Running Club

Students from Years 3-6 are invited to participate in Running Club every Wednesday morning from 8am; rain, hail or shine. Running club encourages students (and staff) to improve their cardiovascular endurance and caters to all levels of ability.


Edu-Dance  is a creative hip-hop dance program that provides children with the opportunity to be part of a fun and energetic dance program. The program fulfils the Physical and Health outcome requirements (Dance element) for students, and covers many other aspects such as coordination, musical appreciation and self-confidence, and gives many children the opportunity to experience the excitement of performing in front of an audience. Most importantly it is promoted as a program for fitness and fun. Edu-Dance is provided for children in Years 1-5 once every 2 years with a great concert at the end of the program.

Hot shots Tennis

ANZ Tennis Hot Shots operates before school and is played on smaller courts with modified equipment, including lighter racquets, lower nets and low compression balls that don’t bounce too high.