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Ambarvale High School

Ambarvale 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.

PDHPE at our school

Rel. Head Teacher Mr Sorenson

Teaching Staff

  • Mr Spruce 

  • Mr Cavaleri

  • Mr Conca 

  • Mr Donohue 

  • Ms Ryan (Rel. HT Admin)

  • Ms Smith

  • Ms Petre

The Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) faculty at Ambarvale High School offers a range of courses to study.

Years 7 - 10

  • Physical Activity and Sports Studies (PASS)
  • Dance
  • Child Studies

Years 11 and 12

  • Community and Family Studies
  • Sports, Fitness and Recreation (VET course) Sports Coaching 
  • Sports, Lifestyle and Recreation

Read more about PDHPE Electives.