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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.

About the School Sport Unit

The School Sport Unit (SSU) is part of the Arts, Sport and Initiatives, Student Support and Specialist Programs Directorate within the Department of Education. 

The SSU provides carefully planned, adaptable and enjoyable physical activity experiences for all students in NSW public schools. These programs are encouraged by devoted principals and delivered by highly skilled, motivated teachers who positively shape young people to become engaged in their communities and to lead happy, rewarding lives through a lifelong connection to sport and physical activity.

Our vision is to be the benchmark for equitable and inclusive provision of school sport and physical activity initiatives in Australia. This is achieved through delivering the following key programs and support:

  1. Representative school sport pathway
  2. School Swimming and Water Safety
  3. NSW Premier's Sporting Challenge
  4. Disability and inclusion
  5. Policy and guidelines
  6. Teacher resource hub - inclusive of professional learning

School Sport Unit