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Personal development, health and physical education

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.

PDHPE provides the most relevant topics and up-to-date information for students. Students participate in both practical and theory of work to achieve course outcomes. 

Years 7 and 8

  • Fresh start 
  • Be active be healthy 
  • Changes 
  • Risks 
  • Belonging 
  • Fitness games (non-competitive) 
  • Athletics 
  • Educational gymnastics 
  • Ball games 
  • Swim school 
  • Health matters 
  • Supporting myself and others 
  • Anti-drug 
  • Healthy habits 
  • Target games 
  • Strike catch throw 

Years 9 and 10 

  • Images 
  • Choices 
  • Diversity 
  • Active for life 
  • Safety lifesaving 
  • Invasion games 
  • Cultural games 
  • Cooperative games 
  • Road safety "l-plates to p-plates"
  • Young people 
  • Challenges 
  • Lifelong fitness 
  • Athletics 
  • Lifelong recreation 

Years 9 and 10 electives 

  • Child studies 
  • Dance 
  • Physical activity and sport studies (PASS) 
  • PASS rugby league