Vincentia High School

Learning For Life

Telephone02 4441 6766

Emailvincentia-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.

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.

The PD/H/PE Department provides learning experiences for students that reflect a commitment to a healthy lifestyle, improving individual performances, increasing self-esteem and resilience, and to the CHS sporting traditions of the school.

In the junior years the practical component of PD/H/PE emphasises basic sports skills, physical fitness and teamwork. The theoretical component reinforces the healthy decision making process through the development of personal awareness, communication, interpersonal relationships and drug education.

In Years 11 and 12 the PD/H/PE course is offered to those students with an interest in current personal and community issues surrounding health and physical activity in Australia. While Sports, Lifestyle, and Recreation provides students with a wide range of practical experiences and qualifications for employment in the health and fitness industry. Exploring Early Childhood provides senior students with the knowledge and understanding of all aspects of parenting and early childhood education.

 

Curriculum

STAGE 4 (Yrs 7 & 8)

Theory Content Practical Content
Self and Relationships Physical Fitness Testing
Movement Skill and Performance Athletics
Individual and Community Health Gymnastics
Lifelong Physical Activity Dance
Court Games  
Football Codes  
Stick Sports

STAGE 5 (Yrs 9 & 10)

Theory Content Practical Content
Self and Relationships Physical Fitness Testing
Movement Skill and Performance Athletics
Individual and Community Health Gymnastics
Lifelong Physical Activity Dance
Physical Activity & Sports Studies Court Games
Elite Athletics Football Codes  
The Amazing Human Body Stick Sports
Aquatics  
Cycling  
Strength Training  

STAGE 6 (Yrs 11 & 12)

Theory Content Practical Content
PD/H/PE Physical Fitness Testing
Sports, Lifestyle, & Recreation Athletics
Exploring Early childhood Gymnastics
  Dance
  Court Games
  Football Codes
  Football Codes
  Stick Sports
  Aquatics
  Cycling
  Strength Training