Eastwood Heights Public 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 between 1.5 and 2.5 hours per week in Kindergarten to Year 6.

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.

Students at gala day

EHPS students enjoying Touch Football Gala Day

We have physical activity programs for children from Kindergarten to Year 6, with a focus on fundamental movement skills.

Sport and physical activity is a valued and accepted part of our school's curriculum, contributing to the development of the whole child. It provides a vehicle for social, physical, emotional and moral learning and is an important expression of our culture.

The participation, enjoyment and skill development of our students is the corner-stone of the school sport/ physical activity program. All our students take part in this program.

There are also opportunities to represent our school at inter-school sports competitions. As a NSW public school we benefit from the opportunities for shared activities and competitions with other schools, coordinated by school sport associations. See the School Sport Unit website for details.

Diving in to the pool at swimming carnival Boys from Soccer Gala Day

A great start to the 3-6 Swimming Carnival, Soccer Gala Day

School Sport Opportunities

As mentioned above, our students engage in sports through our regular school programs and carnivals. As well as these, students might have opportunities to further their sporting abilities at Gala Days, Skills Incursions and Inter-School Competitions. 

As a member of the Primary School Sport Association (PSSA) our school engages in friendly competition with other schools in the Ryde area. For more information visit the Ryde PSSA Website.


Volleyball Volleyball skills clinic

Some of the action from the Volleyball Skills Clinic