EMR209- PDHPE in the
PDHPE: You and the profession
By Carly Flynn - 11480508
Me and my PDHPE Experience!
Netball – 6-18years
I played netball for a small country team from the age of 8 until I was 18
when I moved to Melbourne to pursue my working career.
Swimming – 5-15 years
I participated in swimming from a young age I was a water baby!
Through out my life I have always had a passion for swimming and as I
grew older I started participating in a swim squad where we would go to
local towns and compete against them.
Dancing – 5-12years
As I grew up dancing was part of my everyday life! I loved dancing and
participated in dance lesions with my cousins. We did jazz ballet and
Tennis – 12-14years
I grew a passion for tennis after watching the Australian Open on TV!I
then had tennis lesions for a few years and participated in a local
Cousins - Growing up my cousins were a significant
influence on my PDHPE choices. We lived next door to
each other and would play outside for hours on the farm,
riding our bikes, playing chasey &tiggy, rollerblading around
the house. We would walk up the paddocks and go
exploring hours on end making up games along the way.
We all loved going horse riding and motor bike riding
Primary School – School played a very large role in what
sports I chose to participate in. As I went to a small school
with only 40 students the sports activities we had were
limited. Although we had a tennis/basketball/netball court
we took advantage of other sporting facilities in the
community and were able to participate in sporting
carnivals against near by schools. A very strong memory
that I have is of participating in the school cross country
every year and running through near by farms that made
up the cross country course. I also participated in regional
discus trowing competition representing my school.
High School – Through out high school my friends played
a large role in what sports I chose to participate in. As we
were close to the snow fields we got to go snow skiing with
school, we had a choice of down hill or cross county skiing.
For the first two years of participating in this class I chose
cross county skiing, once I had tried down hill skiing their
was no going back. Netball was also a very popular sport to
participate in and I played netball all the way through high
Did your choice of physical activity
change with age?
As I got older my participation in physical actives decreased. This was
due to an increase in work load at school and taking up a part time job.
The only sport that I kept participating in though out my schooling was
netball. After having a few years off playing netball I took up coaching a
netball team of under 15 girls. I found this to be very rewarding as I
could see the achievement and satisfaction that the team members got
from participating in netball, I toughly enjoyed being a role model for the
team participants. Once becoming a mum I have found that I am
physically active with my son, going on bike and scooter rides, walking
along the walking tracks near our home so we can go exploring new
places and helping out and participating in Auskick with my son.
Current attitude associated
with physical activities.
I believe that physical activity plays a significant role in ones life. It is
very important in all aspects of health “physical, social, mental,
emotional and spiritual” as stated in the K-6 PDHPE Syllabus (BOS
NSW, 2007, p.5). I believe that children need to be physically
stimulated to be able to perform to the best of their ability. The health of
our children should be our number one priority! As without good health
children can not function in their day to day school routine. I also
believe that children need to be taught from a young age the
importance of eating a balanced diet and the effect that this can have
on your learning abilities. In particular eating a substantial breakfast. As
I have grown up I am able to see how important this is and how much I
have taken for granted in having good health. As a teacher I will try and
give my students the passion that I now have for living a healthy life
and including PDHPE in your daily routine can change your outlook on
The Ideal PDHPE Educator!
Skills and ability:
Have precise gross and
fine motor skills to be able
to demonstrate activities
skills, to be able to
communicate with a divers
range of people
Be able to connect with and know how to
motivate a diverse range of students
Understand the skills and
ability of each individual
student and how they
PDHPE and Educational Settings-
Comparing myself to the ideal PDHPE Educator I fail in looks! I do not
have a healthy/athletic body, I do have a passion for sports and believe
that this can be seen by others. I believe that looks is not as important
as your ability to be able to teach PE and build positive relationships
with the children which is a very strong characteristic of mine. So
comparing myself to the ideal PDHPE educator I feel that we are very
similar. Other similarities that I have are:
• Good leadership skills
• Highly motivated
• Love being outdoors
PDHPE and Educational Settings-My
Teaching PE in the K-6 context-
I would feel confident in teaching PDHPE in the K-6 context, as I see
myself as a positive role model and would love to share my passion for
physical activities with the children. I would also like to undertake some
more study so I would be able to teach the children the correct way of
participating in each sport that was available to them. I feel that I would
be a very approachable PDHPE teacher and believe that I can connect
with children of all different sporting abilities.
PDHPE and Educational Settings-My
I believe that “Physical activity is vital for a child’s development and lays the
foundation for a healthy and active life. Early childhood services are ideally
placed to foster the development of good physical activity habits early in life
and to encourage families to engage in regular physical activity” (Heart
foundation, 2013). If we can foster a positive relationship with physical
activities from a early age children will be able to take the positive
relationship through out life and help others in developing this relationship.
As an educator I will use PDHPE to engage students in positive learning
experience and teach them the importance that physical activities had on
their life and build a very strong and positive relationship with PDHPE.
(n.d). Retrieved August, 04 2013, from
NSW Board of Studies. (2006). Personal Development, Health and Physical
Education K-6 Syllabus.
Why TIS? (n.d). Retrieved August 04 2013, from http://www.teachersinsport.com/