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.
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.
The Airds High School PDHPE faculty aims to provide authentic experiences for our students to become life-long learners and live healthy, active and safe lifestyles. Through the development of engaging and relevant teaching and learning programs, students will develop characteristics that promote empathy, resilience, respectful relationships, inclusivity and social justice. Further to this, the learning experiences at Airds will provide students with a foundation to actively contribute to, and advocate for, the health, safety and wellbeing of themselves and others in the community and beyond school.
As a faculty we hope to create future focussed students and provide all our students with the appropriate self-management and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with others, whilst thinking critically and creatively. We believe in students learning through movement. Students are provided opportunities to practise, develop and refine the physical, cognitive, social and emotional skills that are important for engaging in movement and leading a healthy, safe and physically active life.
Ms Rosetta Tull (Head Teacher)
Ms Nicole Tate (Sport Coordinator)
Mr Nathan Halliburton
Mr Brett Kear
Ms Tyla Bernard