Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
PDHPE is an integrated area of study that provides for the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development of students. It involves students learning about and practising ways of maintaining active, healthy lifestyles and improving their health status. It is also concerned with social and scientific understandings about movement, which lead to enhanced movement potential and appreciation of movement in their lives.
Young people are growing up in a world of rapid change. Expanding technologies, new social structures, shifting community values and emerging environmental issues are complex interrelated factors that affect the way individuals live their lives. At a time when there is tremendous opportunity for good health there are numerous conflicting influences on lifestyle.
It should be a goal of every individual to lead a fulfilled life that is active and healthy. Furthermore, it is desirable to be a part of a society that promotes this as a key value and supports its members in leading healthy lifestyles.
The study of PDHPE also supports students as they develop into young adults. The syllabus encourages personal growth, the enhancement of wellbeing and the development of the individual’s capacity to take a productive role in society.
Stages 4-5 Year 7-10
- PDHPE Compulsory Year 7-10
- Physical Activity and Sports Studies Elective Year 9-10
Stage 6 Year 11-12
- Senior PDHPE (ATAR)
Builds on the 7–10 PDHPE experience by introducing students to more detailed study and higher order skills.
- Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation (Non-ATAR)
Focuses on those aspects of the learning area that relate most closely to participation in sport and physical activity. Interesting units of study include: First Aid and Sports Injuries, Fitness, Games and Sports Applications, Resistance Training, Social Perspectives and Sports Administration.
- Sport, Fitness and Recreation (VET/Non-ATAR)
Vocational Education and Training (VET) Content Endorsed Courses (CECs) provide students with the opportunity to gain industry recognised national vocational qualifications under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as part of their NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC). (OK).