The relationship between a healthy lifestyle and academic progress is well known. Personal Development, Health and Physical Education is an essential part of the school’s curriculum, providing students with the knowledge and practical skills necessary for developing a better quality of life.
To develop in each student, the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to understand, value and lead healthy and fulfilling lives. This aim will be achieved by developing in each student:
- Self-esteem, social responsibility and wellbeing
- Movement skills and personal fitness
- The ability to make informed health and lifestyles decisions
The teacher will structure regular and frequent activities to ensure that learning takes place in each of the eight content strands below each year.
- Growth and Development
- Interpersonal Relationships
- Personal Health Choices
- Safe Living
- Fitness and Lifestyle
- Games and Sports Skills
The school’s sports day is set at the beginning of each year according to the availability of resources. All teachers will conduct sports activities in accordance with the school’s ‘Sun Smart’ Policy.
The classroom teachers are responsible for programming and teaching PDHPE.
Members of the community are engaged to help with the teaching of swimming and will be under the direct supervision of teachers with Austswim qualifications.
Dance and gymnastics teachers are engaged each year to deliver the curriculum in these areas.
Visiting sporting personnel are encouraged to engage our school in skills development programs i.e. Country Rugby League, Life Education, Tennis Australia, NSW cricket etc.
Students are provided with pathways opportunities to compete in all sports at higher levels if they play and are skilled in a specific sport.