Fun, challenging and worthwhile learning experiences

The College's PDHPE program provides students with fun, challenging and worthwhile learning experiences across a variety of activities.

Students have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of learning experiences in PDHPE through completing theoretical elements covering a wide range of topics relating to health, lifestyle, nutrition, first aid, relationships and decision-making.

The study of PDHPE is compulsory in Years 7-10.

One key goal of the Years 7-10 program is to help students improve their understanding of why fitness is important in their daily life, how it can be measured and ways to improve their current fitness level. We include over 25 different sports and activities based modules in our Years 7-10 practical curriculum.

In Years 9-10 students have the opportunity to undertake the elective subject of Physical Activity and Sports Studies (PASS).

The aim of this course is to provide students the chance to further their studies in both practical and theoretical components. Opportunities are provided for students to learn theory concepts in a practical setting.  The units covered over the two years are based upon anatomy and physiology, fitness, nutrition, coaching, Australia’s sporting identity, event management, and issues in sport including technology.  In both Year 9 and 10 there is a unit called Sports Smorgasbord, which is a practical unit where students experience a variety of activities involving the use the College's facilities as well as those of the local community. By the end of this elective, students will have had the opportunity to develop advanced skills in health and activity related areas and provide those with interests and aspirations in such fields a sound foundation for further studies. The course also serves as a good introduction for those students wishing to do HSC studies in the PDHPE disciplines.

In Years 11-12, students can study PDHPE to the HSC level.

The HSC course contains stimulating and challenging content, it is different to but builds on the content of the junior courses. Students choosing this course are typically looking to pursue careers in the medical field (eg nurse, physiotherapist, alternative medicine, ambulance officer, dietician etc), sports science, human movement field, sports management or administration, PDHPE teaching, the fitness industry (eg personal trainer) and health promotion.

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