Turramurra Public School



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.

The school actively promotes physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

It aims to develop skills in movement, co-ordination, physical activity and team spirit.

Children are taught fundamental movement skills, dance, modified games and a large variety of all sporting skills. All sport lessons are taught by a specialist teacher.

Years 2-6 students also participate in sport lessons with specialist sport teachers and a specialist dance teacher. These activities develop the students' sporting skills and offers a wide range of sports and athletic ativities.

In Kindergarten & Years 1-2 students participate in sports skills lessons promoting a wide range of PE activities with an emphasis on gymnastics, dance/movement skills and fundamental ball skills.

Years 2-6 attend the school Swimming Carnival. Years K-6 attend Cross Country and Athletics Carnivals held during the year, and older students are selected to participate in Zone, Area and State Carnivals.

Students in Years 2 and 3 also attend the Austswim, learn to swim program.

HZSS sport

Children in Years 3-6 are selected on ability to participate in inter-school competitions conducted by the HZSS (Hornsby Zone School Sport). The competition is run during school hours and all games are played outside the school grounds.

Summer Competition (Terms 1 & 4) includes t-ball (junior), softball (senior) for girls, League Tag (boys and girls junior and senior) and cricket (junior and senior) for boys.

Winter Competition (Terms 2 & 3) includes AFL (junior & senior) for boys and girls, netball for girls (junior and senior), soccer for girls (senior) and soccer for boys (junior and senior).