Kempsey West Public 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 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.


Information for Parents

Early Stage 1 - Kindergarten

Stage 1 - Year 1 and 2

Stage 2 - Year 3 and 4

Stage 3 - Year 5 and 6

Support Unit Classes


Scootle website- resources for PE/PD/Health

Yulunga- Traditional Aboriginal games with instructions and information for each one

Healthy Kids- website about healthy food choices

Teachers of sport toolkit- from School Sport Unit- information, lesson ideas, links, rules, activities etc

PE/PD/Health resources for Infants and Primary from BBC Bitesize


(updated 15/01/16)