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St George Girls High School

St George Girls High School

An Academically Selective High School for Girls

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Personal development, health and physical education

Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.

Within the PDHPE programs, the key focus areas is on the health, safety and wellbeing of students and others. This includes developing all aspects of health including the cognitive, emotional, physical, spiritual and social well-being of each individual. The practical component of this course allows students to engage in and learn through movement skill and performance and promote lifelong physical activity. 

Stages 4 and 5

In Stage 4 and 5 curriculum the focus is to develop knowledge and understanding in health, wellbeing and relationships. In the practical component of the course the focus is on developing fundamental movement skills, learning through movement, encouraging team building, communication, collaboration and problem solving. 

Stage 6 

In Year 11 and 12 the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education course is offered. This is a 2unit HSC Subject which develops each student’s capacity to think critically about key issues related to health and physical activity in order to make informed decisions that support and contribute to healthy, active lifestyles and communities.

Through the study of PDHPE, students will develop: 

  • values and attitudes that promote healthy and active lifestyles and communities 
  • knowledge and understanding of the factors that affect health 
  • a capacity to exercise influence over personal and community health outcomes 
  • knowledge and understanding about the way the body moves 
  • an ability to take action to improve participation and performance in physical activity 
  • an ability to apply the skills of critical thinking, research and analysis


Physical education