About Daniel Pearce

Hey guys.... Im a year 3/4 teacher at the greatest school (HFCS).... I love trying to make my classroom the funnest place to spend your day.... I love Soccer, Basketball and many other sports and my favourite subject is Science.

Remote Learning

Hey everyone,

We are hope you are all safe and well during this lock down. It is so important that we find a way to stay active during this time. I know we cannot leave our houses for exercise but there is a lot we can do inside our house and in the backyard (even with limited space).

Today i have attached a link to a website that we created with the help of international schools during term one. Some of you may have seen it but as the school was still open may not have needed it as much.


This website has a range of sports and skills you can try, and they give you examples of ways you can modify if you don’t have equipment.

If you look closely there is even a guest appearance from Mr White’s son who is a professional basketballer and Mrs Cooymans nephew who is an professional AFL footballer.

Have fun and if you have any questions about staying active during this time, feel free to email me.

Stay tuned to the PE blog for more activities.

Week 2 – Classic Catches

Hey sporting superstars!!

Week 2s focus is catching. The more we practice the more often we can catch an object. We would like you to practice your catching at home using what ever sporting equipment you have. You could always use a pair of rolled up socks.

Challenge helps us improve our skills. Use FlipGrid (https://flipgrid.com/1cf3965a) to record yourself performing a catch that tests your skills.

This is Mrs Cooymans and my efforts.

Have fun!

Ps. Don’t do dives unless you know how to land safely.

Week 1 – Trick Shot Challenge

Hey students,

Here is a challenge for you. Im sure you have seen trick shots on YouTube, Instagram and other forms of socials. We are going to create our challenge platform using FlipGrid. We have set a challenge for you, our focus is a target shot. See if you can match or better ours 🙂 Use this link:     https://flipgrid.com/0f8238bb

To login into FlipGrid you use your school email and laptop password. See the image below.

Your task is to record your trick shot and publish it to the FlipGrid. This challenge is mainly aimed at Years 2-6 as you all have your own laptop, although R-1s can join in if they can access the FlipGrid.

Have fun and be creative! We look forward to seeing your trick shots 🙂


Week 1 PE Lesson – Create your own Obstacle Course

Good morning Holy Family students.

For the students learning at home we are going to focus on our fundamental movement skills and game skills. Your task in week 1 is to create your own obstacle course. Follow the instructions in the video below. There is a video for R-2 and a seperate video for 3-6. Remember our goal is to raise our heart rates and be creative.

R-2 – Obstacle Course

Years 3-6 – Obstacle Course

Have fun!

Post a comment if you have any questions 🙂

Online PE Learning

Good morning parents,

Myself and Leanne are currently in the process of planning and designing a range of activities and exercises students can view and access whilst learning from home.

We are planning fun and engaging activities that align to the curriculum. Stay tuned to the PE blog as we will be including a range of resources, content and activities.

Our aim is to ensure your children are remaining active and balancing the time spent on sitting at a desk on computers with movement and physical challenges.

More information to come!

Year 3/4 Soccer Carnival

Morning all,

With our approach to transfer carnival consent to digital copies i am advising you of the upcoming soccer carnival.

Numerous Year 3/4 students showed interest in the carnival so a friendly reminder that the consent form is now available of the QKR app. This carnival takes place next Thursday 19th of March.

If you have any issues accessing the QKR app please contact our friendly office staff and they will happily assist you.

Looking forward to it!

Catholic Schools Swimming Squad

Congratulations to the following students who will represent Holy Family at the catholic schools swimming squad. There will be one final training held tomorrow (3rd March) at Parafield Gardens Swim at 7:30am.

Year 3

Ella, Alyssa, Ruby, Meklet

Year 4

Ruby, Charlotte, Joseph

Year 5

Nicky-Rose, Sam, Nikos, Hannah

Year 6

Udesh, Georgiana, Shylah, Kimberly, Lincoln

These students will compete at the University Pool in Magill on the 11th of March, 12pm – 3pm.

Any questions please feel free to contact us.

Daniel and Leanne

Swimming Squad 2020

Morning all,

Some confusion has risen about swimming training this week. A squad was going to be selected last week but due to no Holy Family students participating in the SAPSASA carnival (held this Friday) we have held off.

All students that have been attending trials (Years 3-6) or any other perspective students that can swim 25m (Using freestyle, backstroke, breast stroke or butterfly) are encouraged to attend trials tomorrow at The Parafield Gardens Swim School (7:30am)

Thanks everyone



Welcome Back to 2020

The holidays are well and truly over and swimming trials have started the sport year off for 2020. After the final trial tomorrow we will select a squad of students to represent Holy Family at the SACPSSA swimming carnival.

Swimming Carnival: This carnival will be held at Magill University Pools from 1pm -3pm on the 11th of March.

Other carnivals for this term include:

T20 Blast Cricket Carnival: This carnival will be held at Para Hills Cricket Club from 9am-3pm on the 16th of March.

Y3/4 Soccer Carnival: This carnival will be held at Mofflin Reserve from 9am-3pm on the 19th of March.

Holy Family Sports Day: All students will be involved in our annual sports day. It will be held at Holy Family again this year on the 3rd of April.

As we move to digital consent forms please take note of the return dates as from this date the forms will no longer be accessible via the QKR app.

We look forward to a fantastic year of sport.