What is PDHPE?
8 2 Rationale Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) contributes significantly to the cognitive, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development of students. It provides opportunities for students to learn about, and practise ways of, adopting and maintaining a healthy, productive and active life.
What is the Board of studies’ view on PDHPE?
The Board of Studies recognises that a small percentage of students with special education needs may best fulfil the mandatory curriculum requirements for PDHPE by undertaking Life Skills outcomes and content. (Requirements for access to the Life Skills outcomes and content are detailed in section 1.2.)
Who can access the PDHPE years 7–10 life skills?
A decision to allow a student to access the PDHPE Years 7–10 Life Skills outcomes and content should include parents/carers and be based on careful consideration of the student’s competencies and learning needs.
What are syllabus outcomes in PDHPE?
Syllabus outcomes in PDHPE contribute to a developmental sequence in which students are challenged to acquire new knowledge, understanding and skills. The standards are typically written for two years of schooling and set high, but realistic, expectations of the quality of learning to be achieved by the end of Years 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12.