Changing The Game in Schools

6th June 2018 by Royce Puccinelli
Changing The Game in Schools
A Case study of how the True Sport Values are used in PE


This Blog follows an article by Dawn Penny on the introduction of the True Sport Values.  Primary PE Teacher, Royce Puccinelli, provides an overview of how he is using the True Sport values with students and parents.


“On 21st February I attended the ‘Changing the Game. Parenting through Sport’ free event at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

My reason for attending the conference was as a parent who would like to encourage my young children into sport and value the social and emotional benefits of being in a club, as well as applying this in my role as a Physical Education teacher.

In my classes I now use resources from the True Sport program.  This includes the values chart in immersing the values of the program in the students and, later parents. Using the code of conduct cards and values posters in school and interschool events is a valuable tool in promoting students enjoying participating and continue to participating in sporting events. The resources can be found here.



I believe students drop out of sports because of their feelings of not being valued in their sporting environment. My program is trying to encourage self-esteem by promoting the True Sport values.

The True Sport values and parent behaviours can be reinforced through school communication and is currently being promoted throughout sporting clubs and communities in Western Australia.”

Royce Puccinelli
Physical Education Teacher
Landsdale Primary School