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Leumeah High School

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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.

It promotes their enjoyment of and commitment to an active lifestyle and to achieve confidence and competence in a wide variety of physical activities. In Stage 4 and 5, the practical component of PDHPE emphasises basic movement skills, fitness, physical activity, aquatics, game skills and participation. Emphasis is placed on teamwork, fair play and sportsmanship.

PDHPE encourages young people to take a positive approach to managing their personal lives and aims to equip them with proactive skills and positive values for current and future challenges. It helps develop in young people the capacity to take responsibility for their own learning and promotes the value of physical activity in their lives. The PDHPE program at Leumeah High School is inclusive and sensitive to cultural diversity and aims to provide equal and valuable experiences to all students, catering to all students' level of skill and ability.

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.

Leumeah High School offers a comprehensive personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) program across all Stages from 4-6. The aim of these programs is to develop in each student the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to understand, value and lead healthy and fulfilling lifestyles. The programs focus on encouraging the students to think critically, solve problems and make informed decisions related to health, safety, wellbeing and physical activity. The 3 areas of focus include:

·         Healthy safe and active lifestyles

·         Movement skill and performance

·         Health, Wellbeing and Relationships


Elective courses offered to Year 9 and 10 students within the KLA include:

  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies (PASS)
  • Outdoor Education
  • Child Studies
  • Dance

Courses offered for senior students in Year 11 and 12 within the KLA include:

  • Community and Family Studies
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation
  • Dance
  • VET Sport Coaching
  • Exploring Early Childhood

To complement the PDHPE curriculum for our senior students, Leumeah High School run the Crossroads program. The Crossroads syllabus suggests content and resources explicitly designed to address positive wellbeing, engagement, mindfulness and the importance proactive approaches to health.