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Blakehurst High School

Blakehurst High School

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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 300 hours per year in Years 7 to 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.

Staff members

  • Mr G. Petkovski (Head Teacher)
  • Ms C. Johnson
  • Mr N. Smith
  • Ms B. Merralls
  • Mr B. Kemp (Sport Co-ordinator)
  • Mr J. Harris
  • Ms M. Sargeant

The courses offered in the PDHPE faculty

Year 7-10 PDHPE

This course is compulsory for every student in Years 7-10. The course aims to develop a students' capacity to enhance personal health and wellbeing, enjoy an active lifestyle, maximise movement potential and advocate lifelong health and physical activity. Students participate in practical and theoretical components to develop the skills and capabilities necessary to make and act on informed health decisions.

Physical activity and sports studies

This course is an elective subject for students in Years 9 and 10. The course aims to enhance students' capacity to participate effectively in physical activity and sport, leading to improved quality of life for themselves and others. It incorporates a wide range of lifelong physical activities, including recreational, leisure and adventure pursuits, competitive and non-competitive games, and individual and group physical fitness activities.

Football

This course is an elective subject for students in Years 9 and 10. The course aims to provide our gifted and talented football players with an opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of the game of football. It also aims to give students the opportunity to improve their performance by refining their skills, physical capabilities and psychological understanding of being an elite sportsperson. Ultimately students will develop confidence, ability and skill to realise their full potential.

2 unit HSC PDHPE

This course is an ATAR subject and allows students the opportunity to specialise in a subject that caters for an underlying interest in physical activity and sport. It places increased emphasis on critical thinking and taking action to enhance lifestyle and wellbeing. This is an excellent course for students who wish to further their education in the fitness or sport industry after the HSC. Career pathways include: PDHPE teaching, sports administration, physiotherapy, and personal training

2 unit Certificate II sport coaching

This course is a VET subject and leads to the award of the Certificate II in sport coaching. This course counts toward the HSC program of study but not toward the ATAR and is recognised by industry and accredited under the AQTF and provides advanced standing into TAFE NSW. This is an ideal course for students wishing to enter TAFE courses and/or the fitness industry.

2 unit sport, lifestyle and recreation

This course counts toward the HSC program of study but not toward the ATAR. It is an ideal course for students who wish to complete the HSC and learn about fitness, safety in sport and healthy lifestyles. It has a major focus on practical applications and students participate in various sports and recreational activities. It is also useful as a grounding for students wishing to go to TAFE for further studies in the fitness industry.

 2 unit HSC course outline 

This course is an ATAR subject and allows students the opportunity to specialise in a subject that caters for an underlying interest in physical activity and sport. It places increased emphasis on critical thinking and taking action to enhance lifestyle and wellbeing. This is an excellent course for students who wish to further their education in the fitness or sport industry after the HSC.

The course is divided in the preliminary and HSC courses which contain core(compulsory) strands and optional strands, of which two are selected for study. The HSC is only examined on the HSC course of study.

The preliminary course includes:

Core strands-

  • meanings of health and physical activity
  • better health for individuals
  • the body in motion

Option strands-

  • first aid
  • composition and performance
  • fitness choices
  • outdoor recreation

The HSC course includes:

Core strands-

  • health priorities
  • factors affecting performance

Option strands-

  • the health of young people
  • sport and physical activity in Australian society
  • sports medicine
  • improving performance
  • equity and health

Career pathways include: PDHPE teaching, sports administration, physiotherapy, and personaL training.

PDHPE scope and sequence Stage 4 and 5 

Year 7

Theme: me, myself, I

T/P/A - theory

Term 1 

  • new environment
  • new challenges
  • outcomes: 4.1 4.2 4.3
    • sense of self
    • positive relationships
    • teamwork
    • connectedness

Term 2

  • body wise
  • outcomes: 4.6 4.8 4.9 4.10
    • nature of health
    • factors affecting health
    • access health info
    • balanced lifestyle

Term 3

important drug issues for:

  • young people
  • outcomes:4.6 4.7 4.8 4.11 4.12
    • understanding change
    • drug use-tobacco/cannabis
    • assess risk & social influence
    • utilise personal skills

T/P/A - Practical

Term 1

  • fitness testing
  • gymnastics, dance
  • cricket/ volleyball
  • outcomes: 4.4 4.5 4.9 4.10 4.11

Term 3

  • Aussie rules
  • hockey
  • soccer

Term 2

  • cross country
  • athletics
  • touch/ soccer

T/P/A - Assessment

Term 1

  • family collage

Term 3

  • butt out campaign

Term 2

  • fitness profile
  • canteen fact file

Year 8

Theme: developing relationships

T/P/A - theory

Term 1

  • positive relationships
  • outcomes: 4.2 4.3 4.11
    • power in relationships
    • recognising abuse
    • seeking help

Term 3

  • The mind, body and spirit
  • outcomes: 4.6 4.8 4.10
    • nature of health
    • mental health
    • healthy food habits
    • factors that affect health

Term 2

  • growing and changing
  • outcomes: 4.1 4.2 4.6
    • sexual health
    • communication
    • adolescence and change

T/P/A - Assessment

Term 1

  • written exam

Term 3

  • Bend It Like Beckham
  • cultural food analysis

Term 2

  • puberty interview

Year 9

Theme: developing myself

T/P/A - theory

Term 1

  • creating respectful
  • relationships
  • outcomes:5.1,5.3
    • supporting yourself
    • supporting others
    • affirming diversity
    • discrimination, harassment, vilification

Terms 2 and 3

  • what's the big issue?
  • outcomes:5.6, 5.7
    • healthy food habits
    • drug use
    • sexual health

T/P/A - Practical

Term 1

  • fitness testing, basketball, volleyball
  • outcomes: 5.4, 5.5, 5.9, 5.10, 5.11

Term 3

  • softball, hockey, Ausi rules, netball (practical skills test)

Term 2

  • cross country, athletics, soccer, touch

T/P/A - Assessment

Term 1

  • film review- Blackrock

Terms 2 and 3

  • oral presentation on illicit drugs

Year 10

Theme: keeping myself safe

T/P/A - theory

Term 1

  • protective strategies
  • outcomes: 5.1, 5.2,5.6
    • strengthening resiliency
    • supporting yourself
    • supporting others
    • mental health
    • healthy food habits

Terms 2 and 3

  • handling challenges
  • outcomes: 5.2, 5.6, 5.7
    • challenges and opportunities
    • influences on health decision-making and risk behaviours
    • drug use
    • sexual health

T/P/A - Practical

Term 1

  • fitness testing, netball, Oz tag
  • outcomes: 5.4, 5.5, 5.9, 5.10, 5.11

Term 3

  • touch, soccer, SEPEP (SEPEP participation)

Term 2

  • cross country, athletics, volleyball, basketball (practical skills test)

T/P/A - Assessment

Term 1

  • written exam

Term 3

  • sexual assault case study

Term 2

  • alcohol senario presentation

Sport, lifestyle and recreation

Course overview 

Unit

Healthy lifestyle

Content

  • nature of lifestyle
  • physical activity
  • nutrition
  • drug use
  • selected health issues of young people

Resistance training

  • uses
  • muscles of the body
  • training methods
  • resistance training
  • facts and fallacies

Outdoor recreation

  • opportunities
  • skills involved in outdoor recreation
  • planning in outdoor recreation

Fitness

  • nature of fitness
  • fitness programming
  • improving fitness

Sports coaching and training

  • roles and responsibilities
  • coaching session
  • psychology
  • evaluation

Sports administration

  • organisational structures and admin
  • competitive events
  • event management

Athletics

  • athletic events
  • improving performance
  • participant rules and responsibilities

Aquatics

  • swimming
  • lifesaving
  • aquatic activities

First aid and sports injuries

  • emergency care
  • managing conditions
  • managing injuries
  • principles of sports injuries
  • types of sports injuries
  • managing sports injuries

Individual games and sports applications

  • elements of performance
  • individual performance and competition
  • practice, training and individual performance

Practical sports applications

  • sports and games participation