Lindfield East Public School

Learn & Live

Telephone02 9416 1955

Emaillindfielde-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Personal development, health and physical education

Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) is mandatory from Kindergarten 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 Kindergarten, Years 1 and 2, students participate in fitness lessons and lessons with a specialist sport teacher promoting a wide range of PE activities with an emphasis on gymnastics and an athletics/games day. 

In Years 3-6 students participate in fitness lessons and lessons with a specialist sport teacher. They also attend swimming, cross country and athletics carnivals held during the year to select children to participate in zone, area and state carnivals. In the past students at this school have been successful in reaching the national competitions. 

Sport program Years 3 to 6

The senior sport program offers students four options: 

  • Competitive PSSA sport with other schools
  • Developmental sports squads
  • School sport
  • Leisure sport

These programs are offered simultaneously on Fridays. 

PSSA sport

Children in Years 3-6 are are selected on ability to participate in inter-school competitions conducted by the Primary School Sporting Association (PSSA Sports). The competition is run during school hours and all games are played outside the school grounds. 

Summer competition

(Terms One and Four) includes T-Ball and softball for girls and cricket for boys. 

Winter competition

(Terms Two and Three) includes netball for girls and soccer for boys. 

Developmental sport squads

Those who wish to develop skills for future competition sports have the opportunity during a developmental sports program which is supported by a coaching clinic. 

School sport

This is a skills-based program for commonly played games. Teachers are supported by coaches who design lessons to develop both students' skills and their enjoyment of playing team games. 

Leisure sports

The Leisure sports program encourages students to sample and develop skills in sports in recognition that people enjoy a range of sporting experiences and often continue leisure sports as adults. These sports can include tennis, ice skating etc