Personal Development, Health & Physical Education (PDHPE)
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) contribute significantly to the cognitive, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development of students. It provides opportunities for students to learn about, and practice ways of, adopting and maintaining a healthy, productive and active life. It also involves students learning through movement experiences that are both challenging and enjoyable, and improving their capacity to move with skill and confidence in a variety of contexts. It promotes the value of physical activity in their lives.
The following courses and electives are currently offered:
Years 7 to 10
Involves students learning about healthy eating habits, change during adolescence, risk taking, drug use, First Aid, relationships, sexual health, body image, safety and being active for life. In the practical aspect of the course, students participate in physical activities such as athletics, basketball, baseball, cricket, dance, fitness, gymnastics, oz-tag, netball, soccer, touch football and volleyball.
Physical Activity and Sports Studies (PASS) is the elective for years 9 and 10. Students learn about energy and body systems, sport specific groups, coaching, event management, enhancing performance and physical fitness.
Years 11 and 12 Electives
PDHPE – looks at better health for individuals, the body in motion, first aid, fitness choices, factors affecting performance, improving performance and health priorities in Australia.
Community & Family Studies (CFS) – looks at resource management, individuals and groups, families and communities, parenting and caring and research methodology.