PDHPE

The PDHPE Key Learning Area makes a unique contribution to the development of the whole person, including the social, mental, physical and spiritual dimensions of health and wellbeing.

The activities and experiences that the school provides aim to assist each student to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to understand, value and lead healthy, active and fulfilling lives.

The relationship between a healthy lifestyle and academic progress is well known. Personal Development, Health and Physical Education is an essential part of the school’s curriculum, providing students with the knowledge and practical skills necessary for developing a better quality of life.

AIMS

To develop in each student, the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to understand, value and lead healthy and fulfilling lives. This aim will be achieved by developing in each student:

  • Self-esteem, social responsibility and well-being
  • Movement skills and personal fitness
  • The ability to make informed health and lifestyles decisions
students playing cricket

IMPLEMENTATION

The teacher will structure regular and frequent activities to ensure that learning takes place in each of the eight content strands below each year.

  1. Growth and Development
  2. Interpersonal Relationships
  3. Personal Health Choices
  4. Safe Living
  5. Fitness and Lifestyle
  6. Games and Sports Skills
  7. Gymnastics
  8. Dance

The school’s sports days are set at the beginning of each year according to the availability of resources. All teachers will conduct sports activities in accordance with the school’s ‘Sun Smart’ Policy.

The classroom teachers are responsible for programming and teaching PDHPE.

Dance and gymnastics teachers are engaged each alternate year to deliver the curriculum in these areas.

Visiting sporting personnel are encouraged to engage our school in skills development programs i.e. Country Rugby League, Tennis Australia, NSW cricket etc.

Students are provided with pathways opportunities to compete in all sports at higher levels if they play and are skilled in a specific sport.