Personal Development Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)

Oakhill College requires all students to participate in PDHPE in Years 7-10 and offers the HSC Personal Development, Health and Physical Education course to Years 11-12. PDHPE contributes significantly to the cognitive, social, emotional, physical and spiritual developments of students. It provides opportunities for students to learn about, and practise, ways of adopting and maintaining a healthy, productive and active life. It also involves students learning, through movement, experiences that are both challenging and enjoyable, and improving their capacity to move with skill and confidence in a variety of contexts. PDHPE also promotes the value of physical activity in their lives.
Objectives, Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

Students will:

  • enhance their sense of self, improve their capacity to manage challenging circumstances and develop caring and respectful relationships;
  • move with confidence and competence, and contribute to the satisfying and skilled performance of others;
  • take actions to protect, promote and restore individual and community health;
  • participate in and promote enjoyable lifelong physical activity;
  • develop and apply the skills that enable them to adopt and promote healthy and active lifestyles.


Students will:

  • value health-enhancing behaviours that contribute to active, enjoyable and fulfilling lifestyles;
  • develop a willingness to participate in creating and promoting healthy and supportive communities and environments;
  • develop a commitment to principles that promote social justice.

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