Boulder Primary School has a strong history of sporting achievement. We consistently ‘punch above our weight’ during Goldfields sporting activities.
Our Football Academy has been running since 2017. Students in Years 4, 5 and 6 are invited to apply, and successful applicants train with the Clontarf Academy teachers and students from Kalgoorlie Boulder Community High School. Students in the Academy agree to uphold high standards for themselves around behaviour, respect, and attendance. The Football Academy plays in the EGCSSA Eagles Cup, as well as against O’Connor PS for the annual Danny Ogilvie Cup. Danny was an AIEO at O’Connor PS as well as an officer at the prison, and he helped many O’Connor and Boulder families along the journey.
Boulder Primary School students participate in a range of sporting activities. The highlight of the sporting calendar is the Faction Carnival, which has taken many forms throughout the years. The factions are Trafalgar (red), Fimiston (green), Lakewood (blue) and Kanowna (gold) after small townships which used to be in the surrounding area, some of which had small schools who would have competed against the earlier pupils at sporting carnivals. Since records have become available, a fierce rivalry between the factions has been developed. Fimiston won the first recorded carnival in 1959 and have taken out 18 carnivals. Trafalgar, helped by a run of five successive titles in the 2010’s, has won 16 carnivals. Lakewood has been very consistent, winning in each decade to take out 14 carnivals. Kanowna has won 9 carnivals, including the most recent in 2020.
Within Physical Education lessons, students are explicitly taught fundamental movements skills, right through to the tactics of team games. Some of the PE program includes:
- Athletics training
- Swimming- P/P to Year 6 attend in-term swimming lessons throughout the year.
- Cross country
- Team sports- football, soccer, rugby, netball, basketball, hockey and ultimate frisbee.