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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 and 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.

In Year 11 and 12, courses available include:

  • Community and Family Studies
  • Community and Family Studies Life Skills
  • Exploring Early Childhood
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Life Skills
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies.

Fowler Road School focuses on promoting physical activity (PDF 23KB) for our students' wellbeing. Participating in various activities help in the context of health promotion and can develop confidence in themselves. 

Our students have special learning needs within the behavioural and emotional areas as well as learning difficulties. The PDHPE (PDF 18KB) syllabus offers core outcomes in knowledge and understandings, skills, and values and attitudes for the students at Fowler Road across Stages 1-4. Many of the syllabus objectives reflect the broader aims and desired outcomes for all students attending this school.