Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.
According to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), students are expected to participate in PDHPE for 300 hours per year in Years 7 to 10.
PDHPE provides students with opportunities to explore issues that are likely to impact on the health, safety and wellbeing of themselves and others – now and in the future. Students also participate in challenging and enjoyable physical activity, improving their capacity to move with skill and confidence.
In Year 11 and 12, courses available include:
- Community and Family Studies
- Exploring Early Childhood
- Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
- Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies.
We aim to develop in each student the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to understand, value and lead healthy and fulfilling lifestyles.
The PDHPE program is an important element of the overall school curriculum because it promotes quality of life, self-esteem and social well-being. The program is committed to developing movement skills and fitness.
Electives offered to student's are available in years 7-10 and 11-12.
Physical Activity and Sports Studies is a two year course beginning in Year 9 lasting for two years. Three key areas of study are Foundations of Physical Activity, Physical Activity and Sport in Society and Enhancing Participation and Performance.
Personal Development, Health and Physical Activity is an option for Year 11 lasting two years. Core strands of study are Meanings of Health and Physical Activity, Better Health for Individuals, The Body in Motion, Health Priorities in Australia and Factors Affecting Performance.
Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation and Sport Coaching (VET) are engaging courses for students who are not interested in attaining a UAI for University entry.
Students are encouraged to participate in Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics Carnivals. Opportunities exist in extra curricula State-wide Knockout Competitions in which the school is involved in 20 different sports. All you need to do is have a go!