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Why teach PDHPE in primary schools?Personal Development, Health and Physical Education(PDHPE) may just be one of six key learning areas (KLA)in the NSW primary curriculum but it is just as important as any other KLA due to its unique contribution to the total school curriculum.
Promotes physical activityChildren need to be encouraged to participate in physicalactivity on a regular basis as this can: Improve cardiovascular efficiency; Reduce risk of coronary heart disease; Control obesity; Enhance bone development; Improve psychological health; Assist in acquisition of movement skills.
Develop and maintain positive social relationships Engaging in physical activity through participation in team sports allows students to develop positive social relationships. Within teams students are able to develop skills in negotiation, conflict resolution, tolerance, effective communication and working cooperatively which is then applied in social relationships.
Promotes making healthy lifestyle choices By teaching and providing guidance to students in relation to appropriate healthattitudes and behaviours, students are then able to make healthy lifestyle choices resulting in an improved quality of life.
Promotes living and learning in a safe secure environmentStudents needto be taught to recognise …and taught to situations use strategies where their to protectpersonal safety themselves. may be at risk… One final note: MAKE SURE PDHPE is FUN!!!!!