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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.

The THS PDHPE Faculty are a young and innovative team of educators who are committed to delivering dynamic learning experiences for our students. Our content provides engaging and interesting opportunities, guiding students to identify their strengths and fill in their learning gaps. We offer support to all students with regard to their specific learning needs and endeavour to appropriately challenge each individual in the Physical Development, Health and Physical Education domains.

In Year 11 and 12, courses available include:

  • Community and Family Studies
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies.

Faculty members include (left to right) - Miss Sophie Collins, Miss Steph Halpin (Head Teacher), Mr Ben Merrick (Internal Sports Coordinator), Mr Bryan Warren,  Mr Kurt Hartmann (Internal Sports Coordinator), Miss Tahlia Urquhart (Casual Teacher), Miss Breanna McFadyen, (Dance Coordinator), Miss Ellen Lowndes (not pictured)



PDHPE faculty staff