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Concord High School

Concord High School

Personalising Education

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

Personal Development, Health, Physical Education (PDHPE) aims to provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills that will enable them to enjoy a healthy, active life, both now and in the future. 

Teaching and learning focuses on developing the 6 key skills of;

 * communicating  * moving
 * decision making  * planning
 * interacting  * problem solving

In PE students participate in a variety of physical activities such as athletics, games, gymnastics, dance, fitness and recreational pursuits. These activities aim to develop a range of movement skills that support students to move with confidence and competence and promote the value of being physically active. In this way we hope to increase their sense of confidence in a range of different movement contexts and instil in students' a sense of enjoyment in physical activity that will ultimately increase the likelihood they will continue to be active throughout their lives.

In Health they explore issues that are likely to impact on their health and wellbeing, or that of other people, both now and in the future. Students develop knowledge and understandings about issues relevant to many young people to enable them to manage challenges they may face and make healthy decisions. These issues include healthy eating, road safety, drug use, discrimination, on-line safety, respectful relationships, mental health and sexual health. Through learning in PDHPE, students have the opportunities to develop skills to make informed decisions and personal coping strategies for everyday life.

Meet our team

 Mrs L Bivona HT PDHPE, BASS Coordinator, Stage 4 Integrated Sport Coordinator
Ms Z Ticehurst 2IC PDHPE, HT Student Leadership
Mr D Gonzalez Carnival/Sport Coordinator, Year 7 Mentor
Mr D Johnson CHS Knockout Coordinator, Recreational Sport Coordinator, Year 8 Adviser
Ms A Butler Grade Sport Coordinator, Women’s Adviser, House Coordinator
Ms L Giaquinto Carnival Coordinator, After School Study Coordinator, Peer Support Coordinator, Year 7 Mentor
Mr B Chappelow Transition Advisor
Ms E Soper PDHPE Literacy Coordinator