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Airds High School

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Subject Overviews

Subject Overviews

Stage 4


In PDHPE classes students are taught about contemporary health issues and how they affect the individual and the community. Students also develop a greater sense of self and examine the changes and challenges they are faced with as they grow up. Students are challenged to build knowledge around ‘Self and Relationships' and ‘Individual and Community Health'. At Airds PDHPE classes are designed to develop skills in students such as communicating, decision making, planning and problem solving, providing students with skills to be lifelong learners. In Physical Education (PE) lessons students develop fundamental movement skills in various movement activities. Students explore:

  • Cultural games 

  • Athletics 

  • Striking and Fielding 

  • Invasion games 

  • Aquatics 

  • Creative dance 

  • Net/Court games 

  • Modified sports and games 

Stage 5


This is a compulsory, integrated course which is taken in both Year 9 and 10 (Stage 5). The PDHPE syllabus is organised into three content strands:

  • Health, Wellbeing and relationships
  • Movement skill and performance
  • Healthy, safe and active lifestyles

During stage 5 PDHPE students with engage in the following topics 

  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Food and nutrition
  • Personal identity
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Sexuality and sexual health
  • Safety
  • Health Benefits of physical activity
  • Fundamental movement skills
  • Individual/group/team physical activity
  • initiative/challenge physical activity
Physical Activity and Sport Studies (PASS- All Sports)

Recreation, physical activity, sport and health related fields provide legitimate career pathways. This course provides students with a broad understanding of the multifaceted nature of these fields. It also introduces students to valuable and marketable skills in organisation, enterprise, leadership and communication.

Stage 6


Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) is an integrated area of study that provides for the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development of students. It involves students learning about and practising ways of maintaining active, healthy lifestyles and improving their health status. It is also concerned with social and scientific understandings about movement, which lead to enhanced movement potential and appreciation of movement in their lives.

Through the study of PDHPE, students will develop:

  • values and attitudes that promote healthy and active lifestyles and communities
  • knowledge and understanding of the factors that affect health
  • a capacity to exercise influence over personal and community health outcomes
  • knowledge and understanding about the way the body moves
  • an ability to take action to improve participation and performance in physical activity  
  • an ability to apply the skills of critical thinking, research and analysis.

Sports, Lifestyle and Recreation

The Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Content Endorsed Course develops in each student the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to adopt active and health-promoting lifestyles. Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation enables Stage 6 students to build upon their learning in Years K–10 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education. Specifically, it focuses on those aspects of the learning area that relate most closely to participation in sport and physical activity.

Through the study of Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation students will develop:

  • knowledge and understanding of the factors that influence health and participation in physical activity
  • knowledge and understanding of the principles and processes impacting on the realisation of movement potential
  • the ability to analyse and implement strategies that promote health, physical activity and enhanced performance
  • a capacity to influence the participation and performance of self and others
  • a lifelong commitment to an active, healthy lifestyle and the achievement of movement potential

Exploring Early Childhood

Our society is increasingly recognising that children's experiences in the early childhood years form the foundation for future growth, development and learning. This course explores issues within an early childhood context and considers these in relation to the students themselves, their family and the community.


Sports takes place on tuesday for years 7-10. Students at Airds are provided with 2 hours a week of sport and are able to participate in a range of invasion, target and striking and fielding sports as well as recreational activities.  Airds High School enters CHS knockout competitions, which allows our students to play in a competitive environment against other schools in the Sydney South West region and the state. Students are provided further sporting opportunities through participation in our Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country Carnivals.