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Airds High School

Airds High School

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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.

Through the study of Personal Development, Health and Physical Education courses, students develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes needed to take action to protect and enhance their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing in varied and changing contexts. Physical education is fundamental to the acquisition of movement skills and concepts to enable students to participate in a range of physical activities – confidently, competently and creatively.

Study Pathways

Stage 4 PDHPE

Stage 5 PDHPE

Stage 5 Elective- Physical Activity and Sport Studies (PASS)

Stage 6 Sports, Lifestyle and Recreation (SLR)

Stage 6 Sports Coaching Certificate III

Stage 6 Exploring Early Childhood (EEC)

Faculty Information

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.

Airds High School offers a variety of clubs and sporting teams. We hold a swimming carnival, athletics carnival and cross country each year. The teams and clubs change each year and are dependent on student interest, so ensure you register your interest in a club or team with a PDHPE teacher. Some teams this year include:

-          Volleyball

-          Rugby League

-          Oz-tag

-          Touch Football

-          Soccer

Current staff

Ms Ashleigh Seeney – Year 7 and 10 Co-ordinator

Ms Tyla Bernard – Year 8 and 11 Co-ordinator

Mr Brett Kear – Year 9 and 12 Co-ordinator

Mr Brayden DeBono – Sports Co-ordinator

Mr Nathan Halliburton – Anti Racism Contact Officer (ARCO)