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Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School

Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School

Aspire the Heights through Care, Opportunity and Success.

Telephone02 4728 7200

Emailnepean-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.

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) at our school aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to make informed decisions in supporting not only their own health and wellbeing, but also that of their peers, families and wider community. The teachers in the PDHPE faculty are dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyle choices amongst all students and to also provide an environment where students feel safe and supported.

Years 7-10

PDHPE is a mandatory key learning area for all students in Years 7-10. The curriculum is dynamic and the staff members of our PDHPE faculty ensure that it is relevant and engaging to students. Students participate in a range of sports, modified games and movement activities designed to encourage participation, teamwork, skill development, tactics and decision making and to explore the elements of composition. Studentswill learn and refine skills in research and investigation, communication, decision-making, problem solving, critical thinking, group activities and interaction.

Year 7

Students have one theory class per week and two practical classes per week. In Year 7 students explore the idea of positive relationships and issues surrounding bullying, the changes associated with puberty, a balanced lifestyle and personal safety.

Year 8

Students have one theory class and one practical class per week. In Year 8 students investigate communication and belonging, relationships in focus, alcohol and the impact of other legal drugs and nutrition and physical activity.

Year 9

Students have one theory class and one practical class per week. In Year 9 students explore decisions around drugs, sexual health, positive wellbeing and mental health.

Year 10

Students have one theory class and one practical class per week. In Year 10 students investigate celebrating safely, minimising risk and promoting positive school community action.

Electives 8-10

In Years 8, 9 and 10 students are given the option to select a number of exciting and engaging electives.

Sports Action

This is a practical based elective where students explore a number of different sports and activities focusing on rules, participation and tactics.