ARU Schools CLASSROOM Learning experiences

Aligned to the Australian Curriculum with specific links to the HPE learning area – the Personal, social and community health and Movement and physical activity strands, it also promotes many of the general capabilities including ethical understanding, personal and social capability, intercultural understanding, literacy, numeracy and ICT capability.

The ARU schools program also supports Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines by getting students as active as possible on the field and learning about the benefits of physical activity.

Rugby themes

There are five Rugby themes explored throughout the Classroom resource including:

  1. Rugby Fair Play

  2. Rugby Health

  3. Rugby Diversity

  4. Rugby Heroes and Heroines

  5. Rugby Olympics


Learning experiences

There are up to five learning experiences within each Rugby theme. The learning experiences have been designed for flexibility so that a teacher could use all or part of the learning experience resources provided.  A learning experience could be used in the following ways:


  • As an introduction to a broader topic

  • As a complete lesson e.g. 40-80 minutes

  • As the basis of a small unit of work.


Each learning experience includes the following resources:

  1. Teacher Notes

  2. PowerPoint presentation

  3. Worksheets


The Classroom resource has been designed to be relevant, current and useful for Australian teachers. Please refer to the ARU Schools Classroom Teacher Guide for a detailed overview of these resources.

In the meantime we are pleased to make available over the next few weeks the following resources for you to use in the lead up and during national rugby week. The worksheets can also be used with lower secondary students.

Rugby Fair Play

Following the Rules: Teacher notes, PowerPoint presentation, Wallaby Ethos, Worksheets Lower Primary Middle Primary Upper Primary

Rugby Health

Choosing physical activity: Teacher notes, PowerPoint presentation, Worksheets Lower Primary Middle Primary Upper Primary

Rugby Diversity

The Bledisloe Cup – Celebrating Aussie & kiwi diversity: Teacher notes, PowerPoint presentation, Worksheets Lower Primary Middle Primary Upper Primary


Rugby Heroes and Heroines (this theme has five PowerPoint presentations for each learning experience)

Identifying qualities of a hero / heroine: PowerPoint

Remembering a war and Rugby hero: PowerPoint

Honouring Australian Indigenous Rugby heroes: PowerPoint

Investigating heroic Rugby captains: PowerPoint

Celebrating today’s Rugby heroes and heroines: PowerPoint

For all five Learning experience PowerPoints there are one set of Teacher notes, Worksheets Lower Primary Middle Primary Upper Primary


Remember don’t forget to tell us what you think of the ARU Schools program and resources when you complete your National Rugby Week Experience report.

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