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Homebush Boys High School

Homebush Boys High School

Recte et Fortiter

Telephone02 9764 3611


Personal development, health and physical education

Personal Development Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)

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.

In Year 11 and 12, courses available include:

  • Community and Family Studies
  • Exploring Early Childhood
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies.

  • Health and Movement Science

2025 sees the introduction of a new course in Year 11 called, Health and Movement Science. This course will be replacing the current 2 Unit PDHPE ATAR course. Health and Movement Science draws on a multitude of fields and the application of scientific concepts to actively engage students in learning about the factors that influence health and movement. While there is tremendous opportunity for good health, there are numerous conflicting influences on lifestyle, which are impacting health outcomes. In this syllabus, students investigate the health status of Australians and the interrelated factors that affect the health of individuals and communities. Students explore the factors that influence movement and performance, and develop the skills to enhance movement for themselves and others throughout their lifetime

Homebush Boys High School teaches PDHPE in Years 7 through to 12. PDHPE is a multidimensional KLA that aims to develop well-rounded students that hold their own health and the health of their community in high regard. The PDHPE syllabus is underpinned by building students that are connected with the community around them and have resilience in times of crisis. We deliver a curriculum that not only seeks to improve the physical health of our students, but encompasses the social, emotional and spiritual health of teenagers in order to uphold the excellence in boys education of Homebush Boys High School.

PDHPE Teachers at Homebush Boys High School

  • Ms K. Fitzsimmons (Head of Faculty)
  • Ms S. Cuneen
  • Mr A. Michael (Yr 7 YA)
  • Mr P. Tilsley
  • Mr B. Wilson (Assistant Yr 7 YA)

Subjects currently taught

Year of study Subject
7 - 10 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
9 - 10 Physical Activity and Sports Studies
11 Sports Lifestyle and Recreation
11 Community and Family Studies (CAFS)
11 - 12 Sports Fitness and Recreation (VET)
11 - 12 Stage 6 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education