Play program at Hobartville Public School


Developing the social skills of students by moving from structured play to cooperative independent play.

Measure of success

Reduced student behaviour incidents.

All measures:

  • Behaviour

  • Attendance

Partner school

  • Hobartville Public School


This Disability Strategy initiative is a classroom and playground-based play program. The project is equipping students with better play skills to cope in the playground by learning the rules of play and engagement. The aim is for students to develop better coping skills and an ability to engage in class activities.

It involves 20 students from Kindergarten to Year 2 across two mainstream and support unit classes.

The idea for the project came from observing that many students entering kindergarten had limited play or cooperative ability skills during school transition programs held in Terms 3 and 4 of the year before they start school.

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