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Personal development, health and physical education

Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 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.

 Students using the DEN for a PE lesson.

The PDHPE faculty engages students in a variety of theoretical and practical activities. The syllabus for Years 7-10 focuses on four main content areas:
Self & Relationships;
Individual and Community Health;
Movement Skill & Performance;
Lifelong Physical Activity.
Courses for students in Years 11 and 12 include:
2 Unit PDHPE
2 Unit Sport Life & Recreation Studies
Fitness Leaders (VET Course)