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The PD/H/PE Department provides learning experiences for students that reflect a commitment to a healthy lifestyle and to the GPS sporting traditions of the school.
In the junior years the practical component of PD/H/PE emphasises basic sports skills, physical fitness and teamwork. The theoretical component reinforces the healthy decision making process through the development of personal awareness, communication, interpersonal relationships and drug education.
In Years 10, 11 and 12 PD/H/PE courses are offered to those students with an
interest in current personal and community issues surrounding health, physical
activity and human movement.
Preliminary and HSC Course Overview
- Self and Relationships
- Movement Skill and Performance
- Individual and Community Health
- Lifelong Physical Activity
Activities include -
- Physical Fitness Testing
- Introduction to Strength Training
The individual assessment model, including exemplar videos, for the four team sports is detailed on the following pages.
In order to assist students in improving their skills for the sport
assessments, video clips have been designed to help familiarise students with
the key coaching points for the basic skills of basketball, cricket, rugby and
An increased understanding of basic skills provides the motivation for further
practice and perfection of these skills. Improved performance will lead to a
greater student confidence in both the sports specific skill assessment tasks in
PD/H/PE and their GPS sports participation.