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Personal development, health and physical education

Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.

According to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), students are expected to participate in PDHPE for 300 hours per year in Years 7 to 10.

PDHPE provides students with opportunities to explore issues that are likely to impact on the health, safety and wellbeing of themselves and others – now and in the future. Students also participate in challenging and enjoyable physical activity, improving their capacity to move with skill and confidence.

In Year 9 and 10, courses available include:

  • Physical Activity and Sports Studies (PASS)

In Year 11 and 12, courses available include:

  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (as from 2025 will be replaced with Health & Movement Science)
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies

The below subjects are part of the PDHPE syllabus however at Colo High School they are taught by our Home Economics teachers:

  • Community and Family Studies 
  • Exploring Early Childhood