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  1. 1. PDHPE Rationale:
  2. 2. WHAT IS PDHPE ? - PDHPE Stands for – Personal Development, Health and Physical Education. - PDHPE is one of the six Key Learning Areas in New South Whales Primary Learning Curriculum. IMPORTANCE OF PDHPE/HEALTH ISSUES. As our society is rapidly shifting community awareness in terms of healthy lifestyles should be increasing. Good Health is determined by better-quality quality of life, less sickness and disability, happier personal, family and social experiences and the opportunity to recreational and work choices. Individuals who don’t adopt a healthy lifestyle are taking away opportunities of maintaining a healthy mental, physical, social and spiritual wellbeing. The 8 Strands of PDHPE are :Interpersonal Relationships, Gymnastics, Dance, Games and Sports, Safe Living, Growth and Development, Personal Health Choices and Active Lifestyle.
  3. 3. WHY PDHPE ? An individual can improve their quality of life by being informed on health issues. This will allow them to have a sense of control, when it comes to making healthy lifestyle decisions. This will allow them to experience positive relationships, improved quality of life and less illness. PDHPE is important as it plays a unique role in the development of students knowledge, understanding and practical skills. By developing these skills students will be able to develop the following areas of health. PDHPE informs students that the responsibility of health is not just theirs but societies. The 5 PDHPE Skills are: Communicating, Moving, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Interacting and Values and Attitudes.
  4. 4. THE CIRRICULUM • The promotion of fundamental principals, social justice and supportive environments will all help in creating positive health outcomes. By raising concern in areas such as welfare, rights and dignity, disadvantages and actions students will be able to determine health priorities and make decisions in regards to health on their own. • PDHPE is an important key learning area within the primary curriculum as encourages an understanding and valuing of the self and others. This is done by identifying and expressing a range of emotions, and helping students to appreciate the way that they think. This will open up the students learning, as they will act in a more positive manner. Students who are able to understand and value themselves will work more cooperatively in a team and enjoy more secure interpersonal relationships.
  5. 5. MAKE TIME FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY • PDHPE is important as it promotes physical activity. Health experts have settled that 30 minutes of moderate physical activity should be completed by an individual everyday. Without this students become inactive, and will suffer weight problems. If individuals are encouraged to participate in physical activity once a day they will receive optimum health. • Regular physical activity improves cardiovascular efficiency and will reduce factions such as coronary heart disease. Physical activity enhances bone development, controls obesity and improves immune status and psychological health. Participation in physical activity can be creative, enjoyable and can be used as a social channel to build an individual self-esteem.
  6. 6. IMPLEMENTING PDHPE INTO SCHOOLS • School programs at all levels have the duty to encourage the physical growth and development of students to support acquisition of movement skills and to nurture positive attitudes towards physical activity. • Decision- making is the key learning area that students are taught when they first start school. Students will be more likely to use strategies that they have learn and developed in the classroom in their own lives. PDHPE focuses on physical, social, emotional and cognitive development patterns of students growth, the development and maintenance of positive interpersonal relationships and factors influencing personal health choices.
  7. 7. REFERENCE,. (2014). Retrieved 8 May 2014, from e289d96597a8/k6_pdhpe_syl.pdf?MOD=AJPERES Overview of PDHPE