Hambledon Public School

Learning for Life

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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.

We have physical activity programs for children from Kindergarten to Year 6, with a focus on fundamental movement skills.

Sport and physical activity is a valued and accepted part of our school's curriculum, contributing to the development of the whole child. It provides a vehicle for social, physical, emotional and moral learning and is an important expression of our culture.

The participation, enjoyment and skill development of our students is the corner-stone of the school sport/ physical activity program. All our students take part in this program.

There are also opportunities to represent our school at inter-school sports competitions. As a NSW public school we benefit from the opportunities for shared activities and competitions with other schools, coordinated by school sport associations. See the School Sport Unit website for details.

All students participate in school sport at least once a week. These sport lessons are done within their grade or stage.
School sport lessons focus on the teaching and developing of fundamental movement skills, such as throwing catching, skipping, running, jumping, striking etc. 

In term 1, the primary program concentrated on students learning how to play sporting games, such as cricket, volleyball, softball, t-ball, soccer, touch football etc.  

In term 2, children will be focusing on developing skills required for participation in the athletics carnival. 

Sport Days

Kindergarten, Years 1 and 2 - Thursday

Years 3-6 - Friday