Claremont Meadows Public 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 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.

Sports and physical activity

We have physical activity programs for children from Kindergarten to Year 6, with a focus on fundamental movement skills.

Sport and physical activity is a valued and accepted part of our school's curriculum, contributing to the development of the whole child. It provides a vehicle for social, physical, emotional and moral learning and is an important expression of our culture.

The participation, enjoyment and skill development of our students is the corner-stone of the school sport/physical activity program. All our students take part in this program.

There are also opportunities to represent our school at inter-school sports competitions. As a NSW public school we benefit from the opportunities for shared activities and competitions with other schools, coordinated by school sport associations.

At Claremont Meadows Public School we offer school sport throughout the year to all students.

In Term 2 each year we host the sport in school's program which does have a student participation cost. We access this program as it provides our students with a great range of activities and cooperative play with equipment the school does not have access to. All teachers with the program are qualified sports teachers and we find this program a great enhancement to our activities.

Across the year we also provide students access to competition through our:

  • cross country
  • swimming carnivals
  • athletics carnivals

We provide teams and student access to inter school gala days. These have included:

  • rugby league
  • netball