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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 between 1.5 and 2.5 hours per week in Kindergarten to Year 6.

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.

Fundamental Movement Skills

Students need to master certain fundamental movement skills if they are to enjoy the wide range of physical activities, sports and recreational pursuits offered in our communities. The Get Skilled: Get Active resource focuses on twelve fundamental movement skills considered to be building blocks for movement. There are 12 fundamental movement skills:

  • static balance
  • sprint run
  • vertical jump
  • side gallop
  • catch
  • kick
  • hop
  • skip
  • leap
  • overarm throw
  • two-hand strike
  • dodge.

Get Skilled: Get Active is a resource kit that provides teachers with an understanding of each skill and opportunities to explore ways of teaching these skills in PDHPE. 

Please see for more details.