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Westfields Sports High School

Westfields Sports High School

First In Australia

Telephone02 9604 3333


Course: Personal Development, Health and Physical Education    Faculty: PDHPE    Course Fees: Nil

Impact on Stage 6: N/A



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



These strands will address contemporary health and physical activity concepts important to students. These are embedded in an age and stage-appropriate manner and include the following contexts:

  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Food and nutrition
  • Personal identity
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality and sexual health
  • Safety

  • Health benefits of physical activity
  • Fundamental movement skills
  • Rhythmic and expressive movement
  • Individual/group/team physical activities
  • Initiative/challenge physical activities
  • Aquatics
  • Lifelong physical activities

Appropriate PE uniform is an essential requirement for participation in practical lessons each week. Regular practical work is a vital component of this course and students must be changed into the Westfields Sports Physical Education uniform for practical work.

Students will be given a grade for their performance in PDHPE, which will appear on their RoSA. Poor participation due to the failure to bring correct uniform, continual sickness with/without explanation could result in the student not being awarded the RoSA in PDHPE.



  • Assesses their own and others’ capacity to reflect on and respond positively to challenges
  • Researches and appraises the effectiveness of health information and support services available in the community
  • Analyses factors and strategies that enhance inclusivity, equality and respectful relationships
  • Adapts and improvises movement skills to perform creative movement across a range of dynamic physical activity contexts
  • Appraises and justifies choices of actions when solving complex movement challenges
  • Critiques contextual factors, attitudes and behaviours to effectively promote health, safety, wellbeing and participation in physical activity
  • Plans, implements and critiques strategies to promote health, safety, wellbeing and participation in physical activity in their communities
  • Designs, implements and evaluates personalised plans to enhance health and participation in a lifetime of physical activity
  • Assesses and applies self-management skills to effectively manage complex situations
  • Critiques their ability to enact interpersonal skills to build and maintain respectful and inclusive relationships in a variety of groups or contexts
  • Refines and applies movement skills and concepts to compose and perform innovative movement sequences