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.

Sports and physical activity

Our sport day this year is Monday and we will once again be working with Got Game and Moving Bodies to implement our Physical Education programs. Got Game will be providing our students with the opportunity to explore the skills of netball, tennis and AFL while Moving Bodies will deliver our gymnastics program. These two companies have supported our Physical Education programs for many years and we thank them for their continued support this year.  

On Mondays students will be required to wear appropriare school clothing that allows for maximum participations as well as sports shoes. 

In addition to Monday sport at Taverners, we also have a health afternoon every Thursday. This afternoon starts with all students participating in the 'Health Hustle' which combines dance and aerobic moves to music. Following Health Hustle we split into grade groups and look at Personal Development and Health topics as bullying, social skills, road and water safety, healthy living, child protection and drug education.

We have physical activity programs for children from Kindergarten to Year 6, with a focus on fundamental movement skills.