Personal Development,
Health & Physical Education

Our enthusiastic staff guide students through a comprehensive and diverse theoretical and practical course that follows the requirements of the Board of Studies.

Our enthusiastic staff guide students through a comprehensive and diverse theoretical and practical course that follows the requirements of the Board of Studies.

PDHPE is a compulsory subject in years 7-10 and students must satisfactorily complete 300 hundred hours of PDHPE to obtain a School Certificate.

The aim of the PDHPE in years 7-10 is to develop students’ capacity to enhance personal health and well-being, enjoy an active lifestyle, maximise movement potential and advocate lifelong health and physical activity.

The PDHPE program is comprised of four strands;

1. Self and Relationships
2. Movement Skill and Performance
3. Individual and Community Health
4. Lifelong Physical Activity


Physical Activity & Sport Studies (PASS)

The aim of PASS is to enhance the students’ capacity to participate effectively in physical activity and sport, leading to improved quality of life for themselves and others. Through a largely practical approach to learning, the opportunity to enhance the participation of themselves and others is provided, along with understanding of the contribution of sport and activity to Australian culture and wellbeing.




In addition the skills of communication, decision making, interaction, moving, planning and problem solving are integrated into the course content.

 
Child Studies

This is school developed and board endorsed course designed to develop the students’ knowledge and appreciation of the physical, emotional, intellectual and social stages of growth and development of the young child and the needs that are associated with these stages of development. The skills gained will provide a basis for parenting in the future or current contact with children. The course aims to enhance the understanding of the reality of child care and child raising and to broaden the students’ awareness of community needs in this area.

PDHPE

The senior course has no formal prerequisites, but builds on the skills learnt in the junior years.

The syllabus has two distinct parts with more information available on the Board of Studies website:

Better Health for Individuals and Health Priorities in Australia
The Body in Motion and the Factors Affecting Performance

Community & Family Studies (CAFS)

CAFS explores issues common to all young people. It encourages students to become involved members of society. The course complements the role of families and other social groups by helping young people to understand the contribution positive relationships contribute to wellbeing, make informed decisions and take responsible action in all aspects of their lives.