Richmond High School

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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 throughout 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.

Special programs and activities offered:

  • Duke of Edinburgh award
  • representative sport
  • outdoor education camps

Key facilities:

  • gymnastic facility
  • resistance training facility
  • interactive classrooms
  • Multi-purpose basketball/netabll/tennis courts
  • soccer field
  • football field
  • indoor sports centre.