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Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) contributes significantly to the cognitive, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development of students.

PDHPE provides opportunities for students to learn about and practise 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. PDHPE promotes the value of physical activity in their lives.

The PDHPE program provides the opportunity for our students to explore issues that are likely to impact on the health and wellbeing of themselves and others, now and in the future. The issues that affect young males include physical activity, mental health, drug use, sexual health, nutrition, supportive relationships, personal safety, gender roles and discrimination. Health issues that have the potential to appear in later life are also relevant due to their relationship to lifestyle patterns established in adolescent years and the possibility that they may impact on family and other significant adults in students’ lives. Through learning in PDHPE, students have opportunities to develop personal coping strategies for everyday life.


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  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies (Elective)
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (Elective)
  • Outdoor Recreation (Elective)
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation (Elective)

Learning in PDHPE encourages young males to take a positive approach to managing their lives and equips them with skills for current and future challenges. It contributes to the development in young males of the capacity to take responsibility for their own learning and of a commitment to continue learning throughout life. The knowledge, understanding and skills developed provide a foundation for a wide range of study pathways beyond school and also have applications in a number of vocational areas.