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Randwick Boys High School

Randwick Boys High School

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Personal development, health and physical education


Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) is mandatory from Year 7 to Year 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 Years 9, 10, 11 and 12, several elective courses are available:

·         Physical Activity and Sport Studies (9 and 10)

·         Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
          (11 and 12)

·         Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies (11 and 12)

Years 7-10 

PDHPE is a mandatory course which includes both theoretical classes and practical lessons. Students are guided through a complex and comprehensive 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.

PDHPE skills

·         Communication

·         Decision-making

·         Interacting

·         Movement

·         Planning

·         Problem-solving

The school has continued to work cohesively and is proud to be part of the Premier's Sporting Challenge. Students participate in a ten week challenge on physical activity and competed against other schools in the state. Proudly, Randwick Boys has consistently received high levels of achievement awards for this initiative.

Physical Activity and Sport Studies (P.A.S.S)

Years 9 & 10 Elective

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, sports coaching and training and many other facets of the health sector. Students are involved in community based projects such as sports coaching local primary schools.

The school utilises local facilities, promoting alternative fitness options. The school has built a strong community links within the local area such as: Coogee beach surf lifesaving club, Centennial parklands, and recreational fitness centres.

Physical activity

Senior PDHPE

Years 11 & 12

The senior 2-unit board developed course is a part of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). 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.





Sport, Lifestyle & Recreation

Years 11 & 12

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


There are numerous facilities available on school grounds including: gymnasium for indoor sports and activities, outdoor Basketball/Futsal courts, Cricket nets and sports oval, which is utilised for a variety of sports including Rugby, Oz tag, AFL and Soccer. The school also uses external facilities to cater for students in a wide range of other sporting opportunities.