Dungog High School

Prosperitati Specto - Strive For Success

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Personal development, health and physical education


Madaleine Cook - Head Teacher

Rod Corcoran

Kayla Campbell

Kurt Livens

Laurence Kelly

Jessica Kemp

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.

Years 7 to 10 mandatory courses - personal development, health & physical education (PDHPE)

The PDHPE syllabus provides a strength based approach towards developing the knowledge, understanding and skills students need to enhance their own and others health, safety, wellbeing and participation in physical activity in varied and changing contexts. The syllabus provides opportunities for students to develop self-management, interpersonal and movement skills to help students become empowered, self-confident and socially responsible citizens.

Years 7 to 10 elective courses - physical activity & sports studies (PASS) and child studies (CST)

In Years 11 and 12, courses available include:

  • Community and family studies
  • Personal development, health and physical education
  • Sport, lifestyle and recreation studies.