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.
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.
At St Marys Senior High School, many of these Year 11 and Year 12 subjects are on offer. Please refer to the information sheets below which outline the details of these courses.
We are privileged to live and work on Darug land. We acknowledge and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future and we extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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