Riverstone High School

Personal Responsibility In Delivering Excellence

Telephone02 9627 1484

Emailriverstone-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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 300 hours per year in Years 7 to 10.

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.

The PDHPE faculty is comprised of highly motivated and enthusiastic staff. We PRIDE ourselves on providing engaging, high quality and inclusive teaching and learning experiences for all our students. We provide opportunities for students to learn about ways of adopting and maintaining a healthy, productive and active life.

Students explore issues that are likely to impact on the health and wellbeing of themselves and others, now and in the future. Movement experiences that are both challenging and enjoyable are provided and improve their capacity to move with skill and confidence in a variety of contexts.

Head Teacher:

  • Ms Sarah Stewart

Teachers:

  • Mrs Cherie Bidois
  • Miss Courtney Chapman
  • Mr Joseph Concha (Sports Organiser)
  • Mr Ryan Hutchen
  • Mrs Rachel Woods

Subjects taught:

  • Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE): mandatory
  • Physical activities and sports studies (PASS): elective
  • Dance: elective
  • Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE): Stage 6 
  • Community and Family Studies (CAFS): Stage 6 
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation (SLR): Stage 6 

PDHPE 

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) develops the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes important for students to take positive action to protect and enhance their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing in varied and changing contexts. Physical education is fundamental to the acquisition of movement skills and concepts to enable students to participate in a range of physical activities – confidently, competently and creatively.

Through PDHPE, students develop self-management, interpersonal and movement skills to help them become empowered, self-confident and socially responsible citizens. Students learn in movement, about movement and through movement and are given opportunities to apply and adapt their skills across multiple contexts. The learning experiences in PDHPE provide students with a foundation to actively contribute to, and advocate for, the health, safety and wellbeing of themselves and others in the community and beyond school.