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Parkes High School

Parkes High School

Inspiration, Innovation and Inclusion.

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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.

Year 9 and 10 electives offered in PDHPE

-Physical Activity and Sports Studies (PASS)

-Outdoor Recreation

-Sports Science

-Human Movement (dance)

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.

Meet Our Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) staff

For all our Sport information go to Sport at Parkes High School

Sport Science Excursion to Canberra

Year 12 Community and Family Studies

Year 9 PASS Surf Excursion

Year 11 First Aid Course


Outdoor Education


Year 11 go to the Snow

Mock Crash

7-10 Health