The importance of Personal Development, Health and Physical
PDHPE creates informed students on vital health, safety and community
topics as well as providing them the skills needed to become active and
responsible members in their community.
Students are intentionally challenged throughout this subject to create
opportunities for them to develop effective problem solving skills, active
communication and informed decision making.
The skills gained throughout this subject encourage
students to value themselves and feel positive about
who they are. This positive attitude toward their
being, allows students to value others, work
cooperatively with them and build lasting positive
relationships. A vital element in any students school
The confronting topics that are discussed and explored throughout
PDHPE are the most necessary. It is these topics on
sexuality, drugs, keeping safe and staying healthy that will make the most
impact on a students life, as they live these issues everyday.
A deep understanding of the health issues that exist in the
community empowers students to make appropriate decisions and
become valuable members in their community.
PDHPE allows students to develop a love and passion for leading healthy lifestyles
through it’s promotion of physical activity. Students have an opportunity everyday to
get up, get active and become fit!
Combine this with the knowledge they gain on nutrition, the human body and personal
development, you will find a student with a holistic and sustainable outlook on the
importance of positive health choices.
One of the most important benefits of participating in PDHPE is the growth in
wellbeing and confidence! Students develop skills, push their limits and learn
about themselves through safe, hand’s on, fun and interesting experiences.
PDHPE is one of the only components of the curriculum that encourages
students to get out of the classroom and into their environment!
The importance of
PDHPE cannot be
stressed enough. It is
crucial that we make
time for this life long
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