Drummoyne Public School

Opportunity and Achievement

Telephone02 9181 2636

Emaildrummoyne-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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.

At Drummoyne Public School the Sport Committee is responsible for the physical education programs throughout the school. The gross motor skill development program aims to provide children with an effective, enjoyable and ongoing motor skills program focussing on the development of the fundamental (motor) skills involving movement and the use of equipment. Through this, children will become proficient in movement and skills enabling them to participate competently in physical and sporting activities.

The primary school students are involved in a variety of programs including gymnastics, fitness and competitive sports (cricket, soccer, touch football, softball and netball).

Three carnivals are held each year: a Swimming Carnival for students in Years 3 to 6, held in February; an Athletics Carnival for students in all years, held in July/August; the Cross Country Carnival for students in Years 3 to 6, held in April/May. Once per year students from Years 2 to 6 participate in a swimming program at the local pool and teachers from Drummoyne School accompany the students.