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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 11 and 12, courses available include:

  • Community and Family Studies
  • Exploring Early Childhood
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies.


Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) contribute significantly to the cognitive, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development of students.

It provides opportunities for students to learn about, and practice ways of adopting and maintaining a healthy, productive and active life. It also involves students learning through movement experiences that are both challenging and enjoyable, and that improve their capacity to move with skill and confidence in a variety of contexts. It promotes the value of physical activity in their lives.

At Casino High School we are committed to ensuring students have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of health, sport, and physical activities.

In addition to our mandatory (compulsory) Years 7-10 PDHPE course, and Year 11 Life Ready program, our faculty offers a diverse pattern of study which focuses on student interests and needs.

The PDHPE faculty offers the following elective courses:

Year 11 & 12 Elective Courses


SLR (Sport, Lifestyle & Recreation)

CAFS (Community & Family Studies)

Exploring Early Childhood

Year 9 & 10 Elective Courses

PASS (Physical Activity & Sports Studies)

Child Studies

TAP (Talented Athletes Program)

Year 8 Elective Course

Games & First Aid