Campbelltown Performing Arts High School


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Personal Development, Health, and Physical Education (PDHPE)

The PDHPE (Personal Development, Health, and Physical Education) Faculty at Campbelltown Performing Arts High School is a dynamic and enriching faculty. Students embark on a journey of self-discovery and holistic development, focusing on physical well-being, mental health, and personal growth. Our dedicated faculty members guide and support students as they navigate the complexities of health education.

In Stage 4, students delve into the foundations of PDHPE, building their knowledge and understanding of physical health, mental well-being, and personal development. They engage with a variety of learning experiences that promote a healthy lifestyle, positive relationships, and the importance of making informed decisions. In addition, students explore a variety of physical activities developing skills in different contexts.Through interactive activities and assessments, students develop essential skills that contribute to their overall well-being.

As students progress to Stage 5, they explore a comprehensive range of topics in PDHPE, including respectful relationships, fitness, mental health, and interpersonal skills . By the end of Stage 5, students are equipped to respond to and address various health challenges, making informed choices that positively impact their lives. In addition, they explore a variety of physical activities developing their leadership and communication skills. They engage in critical analysis, reflection, and articulate their understanding of health concepts, adapting their approach based on context and societal influences.

Stage 5 Elective subjects

PASS (Physical Activity and Sports Studies)

  • Exploration of various physical activities and sports.

  • Emphasis on the importance of regular exercise for overall health.

  • Introduction to fundamental sports skills and techniques.

  • Opportunities for students to engage in practical physical activities.

Child Studies

  • Focus on the development and well-being of children.

  • Examination of early childhood education and care.

  • Exploration of theories and practices in child development.

  • Practical experiences, such as observing and working with children, to apply theoretical knowledge.

Stage 6 courses 

CAFS (Community and Family Studies)

  • Examination of the structures and functions of communities and families.

  • Exploration of societal issues affecting individuals and families.

  • Study of relationships, group dynamics, and societal influences.

  • Practical application of knowledge through research and community projects.

EEC (Exploring Early Childhood)

  • Focus on the development and well-being of children from infancy to childhood.¬†

  • Examination of early childhood education, care, and development.

  • Exploration of theories and practices in early childhood education.

  • Practical experiences in observing and working with young children.

SLR (Sports, Lifestyle, and Recreation)

  • Exploration of sports, recreational activities, and their impact on lifestyle.

  • Study of the role of sports and recreation in promoting physical and mental well-being.

  • Analysis of lifestyle choices and their connection to health and fitness.

  • Practical application through participation in sports and recreational activities.

PDHPE (Personal Development and Physical Exercise)

  • In-depth study of the meaning of health, health behaviours and how health is influence by a range of factors

  • Examination of health priorities, trends and determinants in Australia.

  • Examines the body systems, physical fitness, biomechanics and their impact on sports performance.

  • Considers the impact of physiology and training principles for improvement performance

  • Explores a variety of optional units including: irst id, itness choices and sports medicine.

  • Development of critical analysis skills for health information..

  • Engagement in diverse assessment tasks.

  • Practical application of health knowledge through activities.

Certificate III Sports Coaching (VET)

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of WHS issues

  • Develop skills and knowledge in planning and conducting sports events.¬†

  • Continuously improve and develop coaching and refereeing skills

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of strength and conditioning techniques.

  • Develop capacity to coaching a variety of people from different backgrounds and at an intermediate level.