Personal Development Health and Physical Education
All students in Years 7-10 complete the syllabus from the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), which includes content set out in the Australian curriculum. In devising the program, the PDHPE Department has ensured it meets the requirements of the syllabus while providing students with fun, challenging and worthwhile learning experiences across a variety of activities.
Students complete theoretical components that cover a wide range of important topics relating to health, lifestyle, nutrition, first aid, relationships and decision-making.
One key goal is to improve student understanding of why fitness is important in their daily life, how it can be measured and ways to improve their current fitness level. To this end, we also host whole school carnivals each year in Cross-Country and Athletics. In addition, we include many different sports and activities based modules in our Years 7-10 practical curriculum.
In Years 11-12, students can study PDHPE to Higher School Certificate level. This is a fantastic course that contains stimulating and challenging content. It is different to but builds on the content of the junior courses. The type of student who would be encouraged to study this course includes students who have an interest in the human body and health and/or who are interested in pursuing careers in the medical field (eg nurse, physiotherapist, alternative medicine, ambulance officer, dietician), sports science, human movement field, sports management or administration, PDHPE teaching, the fitness industry (eg personal trainer) and health promotion.
Year 11 students also have the opportunity to study Sports, Lifestyle and Recreation (SLR). This course is designed to develop understanding in a range of sport and recreational pursuits, as well as consolidating knowledge on healthy lifestyles. It expands on the notions explored in the junior course about achieving movement potential and engaging in lifelong physical activity.
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