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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.

PDHPE subjects offered in Years 7-10

  • PDHPE - Is a compulsory course for students in all years from 7-10 and is run over two periods a week.

Units Studied

Year 7

 Starting Over, Sports fundamentals, Team Games, Managing Risk, Body Wise, Chip n' Chase, Keep Safe (first aid)


Year 8

Invasion Games, Keep Safe 2 (first aid & sexual health), Mental Health, Dance, Consumer Health, Fitness, Road Safety


Year 9

Drug Use, Hits n' Giggles, Improving Performance (trampoline), Active Resilience, Body Balance, Personal Gain, Modern Games


Year 10

 Respectful Relationships, Being a Team Player, Careers, Dance, Road Safety, Adversity


  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies (PASS) - Is an elective course for year 9 & 10 students which is an extension of health and sport related components. PASS has both theory and practical components allowing students to achieve academically as well as providing opportunities to develop their movement skills. It is run over three periods a week. 


  • Elective Dance - an elective course for year 9 & 10 students. The course aims to promote and enhance the skills of female and male dancers whilst providing performance opportunities to showcase talent.


PDHPE subjects offered in Years 11 & 12

  • PDHPE - Is a theory based course which requires students to learn and think critically about key issues related to health and physical activity in order to make informed decisions that support and contribute to healthy, active lifestyles and communities and to account for and address health inequalities. Click file below to view preliminary and HSC course outline.

Yr 11&12 PDHPE course (pdf, 22 KB)


  • Community and Family Studies (CAFS) - Is a theory based course suited to students interested in family and community health, wellbeing and resource management. CAFS focuses on skills in research and resource management that enable students to function effectively in their everyday lives, families and communities.


  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation (SLR) - Is a combination of theory and practical learning with an emphasis on physical activity. SLR does not contribute to ATAR scores. It is suited to sports minded students with the motivation to engage in a range of practical learning activities.


Special Events / Assessments run by Tempe High PDHPE department

Throughout the courses running above, some of the special annual events and courses run as assessments or additional course related activities include:


  • Job Interview Day

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  • Year 10 Dance concert

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  • Sports Coaching

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