Newcastle High School

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Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

... be strong when you are weak, brave when you are scared and humble when you are victorious ...

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.

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.

Goals

  • develop confidence, resilience, knowledge and skills through engagement in PDHPE
  • encourage a Growth Mindset to learning
  • promote a healthy, safe & active lifestyle    

Features

  • students are required to change into the Newcastle High Sport & PE Uniform for each practical lesson
  • students are required to provide a work book and writing equipment for all theoretical aspects of the course
  • participation is expected during all learning activities
  • PDHPE regularly utilises local sporting facilities such as Newcastle Rowing Club, Newcastle Croquet, Empire Park, Genesis, The Forum and Stockton Pool

Activities

  • Gym & Health Centre visits
  • Specialist Coaching & Workshops
  • Myuna Bay Excursion
  • White Water Park Excursion
  • Raw Challenge
  • Merewether Baths Excursion    

Team

  • Joel Anderson  HEAD TEACHER
  • Nicole Blatchford
  • Alison Dennis
  • Joel McCafferty
  • Peter See
  • Jodie Woolley

Courses

STAGE 4: Y7 & Y8

  • Y7: the new K-10 PDHPE Syllabus
  • Y8: traditional syllabus and Human Movement    

STAGE 5: Y9 & Y10

  • Y9: new K-10 PDHPE Syllabus
  • Y10: traditional syllabus and Future Focused inquiry
  • Electives: Physical Activity & Sport Studies    

STAGE 6: Y11 & Y12

  • PDHPE (ATAR) and Sport
  • Lifestyle & Recreation (Non ATAR)