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Irrawang High School

Irrawang High School

Achievement through learning and participation

Telephone02 4987 4687

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.


Mr Jed Molenaar - Head Teacher (Rel)

Mrs Sarah Heffernan

Mr Damian Hurley

Mr Nigel Barrett

Mrs Aimee Bond

Mr Kade Fens - CHS Sport Co-ordinator

Ms Olivia Buckley - IHS Sport Co-ordinator

Ms Gabrielle Angus


In Year 11 and 12, Courses Available Include:

  • Community and Family Studies
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (Health & Movement Science in 2025)
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies.

Year 8-10 Electives Offered

  • Physical Activity and Sports Studies (PASS) General
  • PASS High Performance


Bramley Bats RED                 A-D

Osborne Koalas BLUE           E-J

Dawson Dolphins GREEN    K-P

Moy Cockatoos  YELLOW    Q-Z

A little history...


Patrick Moy purchased 420 acres in 1853, which included the site of the school. he built his house on the crest of the hill behind the school, just outside the boundary. In 1876, his will indicated that the property had been subdivided, his family retaining 214 acres.


John Dawson purchased the 214 acres in 1886. He established fruit trees on the hill, and occupied a house on the site of the new school. In 1901 after his marriage, the family moved to a new home nearby, also on the school site. The Dawson family retained 34 acres here until 1920.


Sam Osborne purchased the land portion sold by John Dawson in 1886. The Osborne's established a dairy farm and orchard in the fields across Mount Hall Road from the school. Harold Osborne and family lived in the Dawson house on the school site in 1954.


In 1927 Arthur Bramley purchased the land incorporating the school site. The Bramley's lived on the property until the land was sold to the Richardson family in 1946.

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.

Year 7 and 8 Sport - these students will be integrated into the timetable and will be doing sport in their classes during school time. They will follow a specific sport program that focuses on fundamental movement skills, game sense and active participation.