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.
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
These programs are offered simultaneously on Fridays.
Lindfield East Public School is a member of the Ku-ring-gai Primary Schools Sport Association (PSSA).
Students in Years 3-6 are invited to trial at the beginning of each year for inclusion in the Lindfield East PSSA teams to compete within the Ku-ring-gai PSSA competitions.
2020 PSSA sports offered to students at Lindfield East Public School include:
- Junior Touch Football
- Senior Touch Football
- Girls Cricket
- Division 1 Senior Boys Cricket
- Division 2 Senior Boys Cricket
- Division 1 Junior Boys Cricket
- Division 2 Junior Boys Cricket
- Junior Soccer
- Senior Soccer
- Junior Netball
- Senior Netball
- Junior AFL
- Senior AFL
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.
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.
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
We would like to acknowledge the Guringai People who are the traditional custodians of this land. We would also like to pay respect to the elders both past and present and extend that respect to other Aboriginal people present.
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