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Blacktown Boys High School

Blacktown Boys High School

Partially Selective Boys High School since 2010

Telephone02 9622 1558

Emailblacktownb-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Personal development, health and physical education

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

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.

In Year 11 and 12, courses available include:

  • Community and Family Studies
  • Exploring Early Childhood
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies.

PDHPE Staff

  • Miss Lovering
  • Mr Franjic
  • Mr Fabricato
  • Miss Zaw
  • Mrs Leitch

Faculty outline 

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) is an integrated area of study that provides for the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development of students.  It involves students learning about and practising ways of maintaining active, healthy lifestyles and improving their health status.  It is also concerned with social and scientific understandings about movement, which lead to enhanced movement potential and appreciation of movement in their lives.

Curriculum options

Stage 4

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Stage 5

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Physical Activity and Sport Studies

Stage 6

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation

PDHPE faculty

The PDHPE staff are committed to providing a learning environment that will enable all the students at BBHS to learn about their health and wellbeing during PDHPE classes. We encourage all students to participate in both the theoretical and practical components of PDHPE and look forward to assisting all students to achieve their personal goals throughout the year.

The PDHPE faculty consists of the following staff, Miss Lovering, Mr Franjic, Mrs Leitch, Mr Fabricato and Miss Zaw. We would like to welcome Mrs Leitch and Mr Fabricato into the PDHPE faculty in 2018 and both are extremely excited to join the Blacktown Boys High School community.

Please refer to your son's assessment booklet for information regarding assignment notification and due dates.

PDHPE Subjects

  • Year 7 - PDHPE
  • Year 8 - PDHPE
  • Year 9 - PDHPE
  • Year 10 - PDHPE
  • Year 11 PDHPE 
  • Year 12 PDHPE 
  • Years 9 & 10 - Physical Activity and Sport Studies
  • Year 11 - Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation

PDHPE uniform

PDHPE combines theory and practical education to create a collaborative and engaging learning environment. Due to personal hygiene and WHS requirements, students are required to change from their school uniform into their school sports uniform for practical classes. The sports uniform consists of the school's maroon polo shirt, black shorts or tracksuit pants, school hat and appropriate footwear (runners). If students are unable to wear the school's nominated sports uniform, another change of appropriate clothing may be worn accompanied with a note from parents/carers, explaining the reason why the student is out of uniform. This ensures your son can still participate in the practical activities and further his sports related skills.

We are looking forward to a successful year and hope to meet with you at the Parent Teacher night. If you have any further questions or concerns feel free to contact the school to discuss them with us.