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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 between 1.5 and 2.5 hours per week in Kindergarten to Year 6.

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.

PDHPE at our School

The PDHPE (Personal Development, Health and Physical Education) Committee has three main focus areas within the school;

Personal Health and Development – This aspect focuses educating students to develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to ensure their own and other’s health, safety and wellbeing in different contexts. Our ‘Chefs in the Making’ program is an example of an additional program offered by the school during lunchtimes, providing students with the opportunity to prepare meals and educate them on healthy eating.

Physical Education – In this area, we focus on teaching students the fundamental movement skills and concepts to enable students to participate in a range of physical activities confidently and competently. This is taught across all grades from Kindergarten to Year 6.

Participation in sports and carnivals within the school, Campbelltown Zone PSSA, Sydney South West region as well as at state and national level. This includes programs and competitions such as; 

The Premier's Sporting Challenge, which encourages students to engage in physical activity both inside and outside of school.

Summer and Winter PSSA Gala Day sports, where students in year 3-6 train and compete against other schools in the Campbelltown area in sports such as Tiger Tag, Cricket, Softball, Tee Ball, Netball, Soccer, Rugby League, Rugby Union and Touch Football.

School Sport, held every Friday in a fun and engaging environment for those students in year 3-6 not participating in Gala Day sport.

Cross Country and Athletics Carnivals for Infants (Kinder- Year 2) and Primary (Years 3-6) students and our Swimming Carnival for Primary only.

NSW PSSA State Knockout games, with students participating against schools from all over NSW in sports such as Rugby League, Rugby Union, Cricket, Netball and Touch Football.