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Personal development, health and physical education

Personal Development, Health and Physical Activity (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.

What we do differently

Why study PDHPE?

Studying PDHPE (Personal Development, Health, and Physical Education) is mandatory for students in years 7-10. Through PDHPE, students develop crucial skills and knowledge to take action, safeguard, and improve health and safety. The course emphasizes the holistic development of health, encompassing cognitive, emotional, physical, spiritual, and social well-being, not only for oneself but also for others, both presently and in the future. Moreover, PDHPE encourages students to actively participate in challenging and enjoyable physical activities actively, fostering their physical fitness and overall well-being. Additionally, by engaging in various movements and activities, students not only learn but also promote lifelong physical activity, contributing to their long-term health.

Our Facilities

Whilst our grounds are small, we have some outstanding equipment and facilities.

  • 2 Official sized basketball courts undercover
  • 2 Official sized volleyball courts with spectator stand
  • 1 Mid-sized rugby and soccer field
  • 5x official sized outdoor table tennis tables
  • Outdoor strength gym
  • 8x handball courts
  • In-door hall with volleyball court, gymnastic and trampolining equipment
  • 2x cricket bowling nets
  • Access to a 25m swimming pool at Col Jones
  • In addition, we have netball courts, rugby fields, cricket pitches and soccer fields all within walking distance of the school.

Stage 5 Electives (Year 9 & 10)

Optional HSIE subjects offered in Stage 5 include:

  • Physical Activity & Sports Studies

  • Psychology

Stage 6 Subjects (Year 11 & 12)

Optional subjects offered in Stage 6 include:

  • Health and Movement Science (new in 2025)
  • Community & Family Studies
  • Sports, Lifestyle & Recreation

For further information about these courses, please refer to PDHPE K-10 Syllabuses and Years 11 & 12 Syllabuses available on the new NESA website or contac PDHPE | NSW Education Standards or contact the PDHPE Faculty Tempe High School.