For Parents - Stay Active

There are many quality online resources to help you stay active at home.  We suggest students take a short break every 30-35 minutes from their learning space, if students are taking part in a Google Hangout for longer than 35 minutes, then the teacher will allow time for a short activity and then learning will re-commence.   

Movement breaks for physical wellbeing*

Research shows that integrating physical activity into learning has the following benefits:

  • renewed energy and increased oxygen levels
  • increased oxygen improves focus and memory
  • increased efficiency in learning
  • gives brains time to process information
  • developing social skills through movement
  • enhanced academic behaviour and achievement.

Suggested movement breaks you can do at home*

Students should seek permission form their parent or carer before doing any of the following.

  • Stretching or standing for 5 minutes.
  • Challenge yourself to hold a plank position for 1 minute.
  • If you have a sibling at home, see who can balance the longest on one foot.
  • Dance along to your favourite song.
  • Wall or chair push-ups are a good way to refocus.
  • Go to your backyard (if you have one) and kick a ball, do star-jumps, running on the spot, shuffle runs or sit-ups. 
  • Ask your parents to take you for a quick walk, if they can.
  • Move your workstation to your balcony or backyard for an hour if you can.

* Source: Amended from NSW Education