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Albion Park High School

Albion Park High School

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What we teach

We are a group of energetic, vibrant and experienced teachers dedicated to quality teaching and learning. We value personal development, health and physical education and strive to promote lifelong physical activity and health promotion in all of our students.

Our faculty focuses on the development of the whole student through a rich and diverse curriculum, which provides a variety of pathways and learning opportunities for all our students.

Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.

Here is the syllabus for Physical Development, Health and Physical Development K-10.

In Stage 4 and 5 students have the opportunity to study PDHPE, as well as the chance to be extended through;

  • The Park Performers Program
  • Year 8 Advanced Skills and Games.
  • Year 9 and 10 Physical Activity and Sport Studies as well as Child Studies

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:

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) stage 4 and 5 contributes significantly to the cognitive, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development of students. It provides opportunities for students to learn about, and practise ways of, adopting and maintaining a healthy, productive and active life. It also involves students learning through movement experiences that are both challenging and enjoyable, and improving their capacity to move with skill and confidence in a variety of contexts. It promotes the value of physical activity in their lives.

In PDHPE all students engage in study in the following four Strands:

Self and Relationships: Students learn about sense of self, adolescence and change, sources of personal support and the nature of positive, caring relationships - Movement

Skill and Performance: Students explore the elements of composition as they develop and refine movement skills in a variety of contexts –

Individual and Community Health: Students learn about the specific health issues of mental health, healthy food habits, sexual health, drug use and road safety. They examine risk, personal safety and how to access health information, products and services.

Lifelong Physical Activity: Students consider lifestyle balance and the importance of physical activity and its physical benefits. Students learn to participate successfully in a wide range of activities and to adopt roles that promote a more active community.


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