Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 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 11 and 12, courses available include:
- Community and Family Studies
- Exploring Early Childhood
- Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
- Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies.
PDHPE provides students with the knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions about healthy and active lifestyle choices that affect their lives now and in the future.
PDHPE Years 7 – 10
PASS (Physical Activity & Sports Study) Years 9 – 10
Child Studies Years 9 – 10
SLR (Sport, Leisure and Recreation) Years 11 – 12
Sport Coaching Years 11 – 12
Exploring Early Childhood Years 11 – 12
2 Unit PDHPE – Years 11 – 12
In PDHPE, we believe excursions enrich students' learning and therefore, we incorporate these into our program. These include but not limited to
- B Street SMART
- PASS camps
- Child Care Centres
- PSSA sports carnivals – Athletics and Team sport competitions
- Recreational sport – e.g. bowling, rock climbing, lazer tags, fitness boot camps.
Students have many opportunities to compete in various KO sports, Bernera Zone, Sydney South West and Cabramatta High School level.
Competitions can also be run within the school during lunch hours. In 2016 Anh Mai and Tina Dang were selected to represent NSW U15 volleyball in the National Volleyball Championships.
Luke Park competed in the All Schools NSW State Golf Championship held on the Central Coast in 2016.
Anh Mai and Ken Xaybounheuang were chosen to be part of the NSW Dance troupe for 2017.
In 2016, the Open Boys Basketball team came 6th in the NSW State Basketball Competition.
Sport and Physical Activities
Cabramatta High School is in the Bernera Zone Sports Association. Every Tuesday afternoon, Years 9-10 students compete in Grade Sports where they play against other schools within the Zone. There is a Winter and Summer competition throughout the year.
For students who are less competitive, they participate in School Sport where they participate in Martial Arts classes, power walking and playing team sport.
Years 7 and 8 students do Integrated Sport as part of their curriculum. They compete in a chosen sport in the Year 7 and 8 Gala Day organised by the Bernera Zone.
Every year, we hold 3 annual carnivals throughout the year and students who perform well in these carnivals proceed to compete at Bernera Zone level, in the Sydney South West Regional level and at Cabramatta High School level. The 3 carnivals are Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics Carnival.