Taverners Hill Infants School

A Country School in the City

Telephone02 95696396


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.

Physical Education, Personal Development and Health at Taverners Hill

Over the last few years we have been successful in gaining Sporting Schools Australia grants to assist with the implementation of sport and physical activity in our school.  The grants allow us to deliver sporting programs free of charge to our students.  Each term we select a sport from the Sporting Schools catalogue and the students Kindergarten to Year 2 are taught fundamental movement skills related to the selected sports by trained coaches.  The students then use the skills in modified games.  We vary the sports so that a focus is on a different movement skill each term such as basketball, soccer, tennis, baseball, AFL, gymnastics.

The students also participate in a weekly 'Health Hustle' which combines dance and aerobic moves to music.

Throughout the year the students participate in Personal Development and Health topics such as social skills, anti-bullying, road and water safety, healthy living, child protection and drug education.  Each week the students the students are taught specific rules related to specific areas of our school as part of our Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) program.