Specialists - PE 

WHAT’S NEWS in Physical Education?

That time we all got to learn TAEKWONDO!

For the past five weeks, all classes across the school have been lucky enough to have two Taekwondo training sessions with Mr. Russell Trainor and Sensei Gabby!  The lessons have been a valuable addition to our Physical Education program as it has taught our students the basic principles, skills and history of this ancient form of martial arts.  

Both Russell and Gabby come with a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise in the area of Taekwondo.  

Throughout the lessons, students were challenged to stretch and perform movement and movement patterns with their bodies that they may not have undertaken before.  It was brilliant to see everyone achieving success and feeling pride in their abilities to defend themselves with these new moves. 

We are pleased to report that both teachers and children had a FABULOUS, FANTASTIC and FUN time running, blocking, kicking, punching and dodging during the awesome sessions!  

At the conclusion of the lesson, students were offered a brochure on Trainor Taekwondo Academy.  The martial arts school currently has over four hundred members with a range of classes available to suit everyone.  If you would like more information and did not receive a brochure, contact details for Russell or his wife, Janine are available below. 

Prospective students are advised to contact either Janine or Russell directly to ensure that you are enrolled into the most suitable class. Please phone Janine on 0418 448 111, or Russell on 0438 448 111. Please note that we teach from 4pm each day and also in schools through the day so that if we are not available when you ring, please leave your contact details.


Our Dojo Location

Trainor Taekwondo and Self-defence Academy operates a full-time fully equipped purpose built child safe facility at 16 Gregory west street lake Gardens Ballarat. Access to Gregory Street West is via either Gillies Street or Ring Road.

Taekwondo Photos


On Friday 20th May, twenty students from Miners Rest ran in the Eureka Division Cross Country Championships. All students tried their very best in what was a tough 2km or 3km course. Thankfully this year the sun was shining and conditions were optimal. Thank you to Tyler N who was out on the course marshalling all day and to Alyson M for her assistance on the day, It was so wonderful to see all students cheering each other on. Well done to the following students who competed in this event;

Xavier B, Oliver D, Braxton H, Zara F, Harriet M, Zoe S, Maddie B, Layla P, Kai G, Brodie W, Levi W, Airlie F, Annie J, Ruby H, Makayla W, Aden V, Cooper V, Tyson K, Zienna J and Karinda H.


A special congratulations to Airlie F, Ruby H and Annie J for progressing through to Warrnambool in the Greater Western Region Cross Country Competition which was held on Monday 30th May. All three students proudly represented our school in what was a tough race against many students across the western region. Well done girls! 


Our annual Year 5/6 Golf Clinics with Tony Collier have got off to a great start with perfect weather last Friday. These clinics run over two weeks where Tony will choose students to represent Miners Rest at a Golf tournament later in the year. It is fantastic to see the improvements students are making in just one session with Tony.