Turramurra North Public School

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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.

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Personal Development, Health and Physical Education is a key learning area (KLA) of the NSW Australian Curriculum. Our school PDHPE programs aim to encourage students to make informed decisions related to health and physical activity and develop positive attitude towards a healthy lifestyle.

The subject matter of the K-6 syllabus is organised into 8 interrelated strands. Programs may select subject matter from a number of these strands. The strands are

  • Active lifestyles
  • Dance
  • Games and sport
  • Growth and development
  • Gymnastics
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Personal health choices
  • Safe living