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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 between 1.5 and 2.5 hours per week in Kindergarten to Year 6.

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.

Daily Fitness Trail

The fitness trail is blended into the whole playground space. Each piece is designed to develop a particular gross (large) muscles, necessary for the development of fine motor skills. These fine motor and coordination skills are essential for writing and cutting. The trail is always available to all students during recess and lunch times.

K/1/2 complete this trail during the day, often as a brain break, 2-3 days per week. Ball skills and skipping are also part of the daily fitness program during the early years.

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