Killarney Heights High School

Respect Connect Aspire

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Personal development, health and physical education

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


The PDHPE faculty is an innovative and enthusiastic faculty that focuses on delivering quality teaching to support 21st century learners.

The PDHPE faculty provides opportunities for all students to adopt lifelong healthy, active living. The knowledge, understanding and skills taught through health and physical education provide a foundation for students to enhance their own and others‘ health and wellbeing in ever-changing contexts.

Courses offered

The PDHPE curriculum offers the students the opportunity to partake in a range of different subjects from Years 7 to 12.

·        PDHPE Stage 4 and 5 (Years 7 to 10)

·        Physical activity and sports studies (PASS) content endorsed course (CEC)—Stage 5 (Years 9 to 10)

·        Child Studies 5 (Years 9 to 10)

·        Personal development, health and physical education Stage 6 (Years 11 to 12)

·        Sport, lifestyle and recreation Stage 6 (Years 11 to 12)

·        Community and family studies Stage 6 (Years 11 to 12)