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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 and 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.

In Year 11 and 12, courses available include:

  • Community and Family Studies
  • Community and Family Studies Life Skills
  • Exploring Early Childhood
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Life Skills
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies.

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) sport is taught to all students in the IEC at Miller. It is an integrated program and PDHPE teachers teach all lessons. Students participate in a number of sports and activities based on junior and senior groups.

The rationale of the sports program is three-fold. It:

  • provides students with easier transition to the main high school
  • prepares students for major carnivals: swimming, cross-country, athletics and gala days
  • exposes students to a number of culturally-diverse sport

All students receive 4x50 minute lessons over a fortnightly cycle. Student performance is evaluated at the end of each semester with an outcomes based report.

Sports covered in the Junior program include:

  • cricket
  • cross-country
  • minor games
  • athletics
  • etball
  • Oz tag
  • AFL
  • recreational sports
  • American Football
  • dance

Sports covered in the Senior program include:

  • softball
  • cross-country
  • minor games
  • athletics
  • touch Football
  • gala day preparation
  • gymnastics
  • recreational sports
  • hockey