Randwick Boys High School

Guiding young men to success

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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.

Years 7-10 

PDHPE is a mandatory course which includes both theory and practical lessons. Students are guided through a complex and comprehensive theoretical and practical PDHPE course. Students 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, whilst improving their capacity to move with skill and confidence. It promotes the value of physical activity throughout the students life. 

The PDHPE department has been priviledged to be part of the Premier's Sporting Challenge. Students participated in a ten week challenge on physical activity and competed against other schools in the state. Proudly, Randwick Boys received a Diamond award for attaining in the second highest percentile band and consequently received $5000 as a reward.

A student is attempting to catch a ball.

Years 9/10 P.A.S.S


Year 9 and 10 have the option to choose P.A.S.S. This elective course allows students to explore their interest in this subject area and can be relevant to students wishing to pursue employment in the fitness industry. 

HSC PDHPE – 2 unit


The senior course has no formal prerequisites but builds on the skills learnt in the junior syllabus.

The syllabus has 2 distinct parts:

  • a social view of health – the principals of diversity, social justice and supportive environments.
  • Movement and Physical activity which emphasises an understanding of how the body moves.

HSC sport, lifestyle & recreation


SLR is a highly practical course. Students apply their theoretical understanding to practical situations. Sports science, physical education and human movement are all possible career choices for these students.


Extensive gymnasium for indoor games and activities, indoor/outdoor basketball courts, cricket nets, sports oval for a variety of sports including rugby and soccer.

PDHPE skills

  • communication
  • decision-making
  • interacting
  • movement
  • planning
  • problem-solving.

Our sporting tradition

Randwick Boys' High School has an enviable tradition in the sporting arena. The choice of sports is varied and the success of sporting teams is an achievement of which the school is very proud.

Randwick Boys' has a long tradition of excellence in Rugby Union, having been finalists and winners in the coveted state knockout competitions, The Waratah and Buchan Shields. In recent years, our 1st XV won the Ewart Robson Shield (for top government school in NSW) in 2002 and 2004. In 1994 and 1995 our 1st XV also won the World Schoolboys 10-a-side competition.

Randwick was selected as the Australian representative in the World Schoolboys Championships which were held in Japan in 2002. The school also toured New Zealand, Canada and Queensland for Rugby and engaged in a cricket tour of South Africa. These activities provide unforgettable life experiences for our participants.

Many of our boys have gone on to be selected in State and Australian representative teams. The school has an impressive record as premiers of their zone in many sports