The aim of teaching PDHPE K-6 is to develop in each student the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to understand value and lead healthy, active and fulfilling lives. It will form the basis for students to adopt a responsible and productive role in society. 

The subject matter of K-6 PDHPE is organised into eight interrelated content strands. They include: Active Lifestyle; Dance; Games and Sports; Growth and Development; Gymnastics; Interpersonal Relationships; Personal Health Choices and Safe Living.

There are five essential skills that students should develop across the stages of learning.  They are communicating; Decision Making; Interacting; Moving; Problem Solving and Values and Attitudes.

Learning in PDHPE is important for our students because it:

  • encourages an understanding and valuing of oneself and others,
  • develops an ability in students to make informed decisions in their lives enabling them to take effective and responsible action, and
  • promotes life-long involvement in physical activity.

Learning in PDHPE is concerned with:

  • physical, social, cognitive and emotional growth and development patterns
  • the development and maintenance of positive interpersonal relationships,
  • the factors influencing personal health choices,
  • living and learning in a safe, secure environment,
  • the adoption of an active lifestyle,fundamental movement patterns and coordinated actions of the body, and
  • skills that enable action for better health and movement outcomes.

As a result of studying PDHPE the students will develop:

  • an appreciation of and a commitment to healthy and socially just ways of living,
  • skills in making, communicating and acting upon health decisions,
  • skills in moving with competence and confidence,
  • skills in forming and maintaining positive relationships,
  • knowledge and understanding about ways to enhance personal and community health and well-being,  and
  • knowledge and understanding about the composition, performance and appraisal of movement.