Personal development, health and physical education
Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 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 Peter Hosking - Head Teacher
Mrs Sarah Heffernan
Mr Damian Hurley
Mrs Rachelle Burns
Mr Nigel Barrett
Mr Tom Hughes
Mr Laurence Kelly
In Year 11 and 12, courses available include:
Community and Family Studies
Exploring Early Childhood
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies.
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 students - in 2019 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.