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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.

Primary school sport association (PSSA)

During Terms 2 and 3, students in Years3 to 6 at Springwood Public School are given the opportunity to participate either in inter-school competitions or in a range of non-competitive sporting activities at school each Friday. Springwood Public School is involved in inter-school competitions with other local schools in Netball, AFL and Soccer in the Blue Mountains PSSA competition.

Trials for inter-school teams are held during Term 1.

All students and parents required to sign and return a Code of Conduct form outlining expected behaviour at matches.

Students not involved in inter-school sports programs, participate in other sport programs such as Cricket, AFL, Netball, basketball and Tennis.

PSSA Code of Conduct (PDF 308 KB)