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.
Sports and physical activity
We have physical activity programs for children from kindergarten to year 6, with a focus on fundamental movement skills.
Sport and physical activity is a valued and accepted part of our school's curriculum, contributing to the development of the whole child. It provides a vehicle for social, physical, emotional and moral learning and is an important expression of our culture.
The participation, enjoyment and skill development of our students is the corner-stone of the school sport/ physical activity program. All our students take part in this program.
There are also opportunities to represent our school at inter-school sports competitions. As a NSW public school we benefit from the opportunities for shared activities and competitions with other schools, coordinated by school sport associations. See the School Sport Unit website for details.
During Semester 2 2016, as part of our school's Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) and Personal Development, Health & Physical Education (PDHPE) curriculum, we were excited to introduce the Dance Fit International Primary School Dance Program at Grose View Public School. Dance Fit is a highly accomplished ballroom dance company that has recently developed a new school–based dance program.
Our Year 3 to Year 6 students participated in an 8 week program learning various styles including ballroom dancing and barn dances, while developing their self-confidence, communication, respect and co-operation.