In the Primary School CurriculumPersonal Development, Health and Physical Education studies are essential in the Primary School Curriculum.
It is an important tool to combat issues such as: – obesity - inactivity - lowered safety levelsTeaches students: - coordination - guides development - skills in sport
Board of Studies, NSW. (2007). Personal Development, Health and Physical Education K-6 Syllabus. Sydney, (p. 8). For more information for parents: http://k6.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/files/pdhp e/pdhpek6_parents.pdf
Covers these five skills: Moving Strands: Growth and development Games and sport Decision Communicating Making Gymnastics Dance Active lifestyle Personal health choices Interacting Problem- Solving Safe living Interpersonal relationships Another key benefit of PDHPE is the ease of which it can incorporate other key learning areas.
For me, PDHPE is about having fun!It is relevant in day to day life, assists in daily tasks and develops positive habits to last the lifetime!It is about balance and important for overall health and learning!