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Boronia Park Public School

Boronia Park Public School

Friendship, Harmony, Cooperation and Respect

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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.

Sport and physical activity

We have physical activity programs for children from Kindergarten to Year 6 (K-6), with a focus on fundamental movement skills.

Sport and physical activity is a valued and accepted part of our school's curriculum, contributing to the development of the whole child. It provides a vehicle for social, physical, emotional and moral learning and is an important expression of our culture.

The participation, enjoyment and skill development of our students is the corner-stone of the school sport/ physical activity program. All our students take part in this program.

There are also opportunities to represent our school at inter-school sports competitions. As a NSW public school we benefit from the opportunities for shared activities and competitions with other schools, coordinated by school sport associations. See the School Sport Unit website for details.

Sport at BPPS

All students in the school participate in sport during the week. As students move through the school their options for more varied sport activities and opportunities increase.

Students Years K-2

  • have session of sport once a week. This usually takes the form of a tabloid of different activities. The aim is to improve the children's fundamental movement skills.
  • will participate in a gymnastics program in term 1.
  • will participate in a K-2 athletics carnival
  • can participate in the school's swimming carnival, athletics carnival and cross country carnival if they turn 8 this year

Students Years 3-6

  • participate in the school swimming, athletics and cross country carnivals
  • can be selected for either the summer or winter PSSA teams
  • enjoy different sporting activities through home sport i.e. swimming
  • can participate in a number of special sport events and activities i.e. the Paul Kelly cup or Milo cricket.

Sport report

Physical Education, sport and fitness continue to play an important role in the school's culture. The school provides students with a wide range of sporting opportunities which enhance skills, teamwork and sportsmanship.

Boronia Park Public School participate in the Primary Schools Sport Association (PSSA) competitions in cricket, softball, tee-ball, netball, soccer, Tiger Tag and Australian Rules (AFL).

Years 3-6 school sport focuses on linking skill development sessions to a range of sports, which enable students to develop sporting techniques allowing them greater opportunity for success when trying out for future PSSA teams. Other programs such as swimming continue to be popular and foster confidence, skills and personal safety.

The physical education program for Kindergarten to Year 2 (K-2) students focuses on fundamental movement skills.

Our annual carnivals for swimming, athletics and cross country promote student participation and team spirit. Many students represent the zone at Sydney North level.

Individuals are given the opportunity to attend trials at zone level. Many students have been selected in zone, regional and state teams.

To learn more, visit DoE School Sport Unit.

Premier's Sporting Challenge

All NSW Public Schools are invited to participate in a 10 week physical activity Challenge period which aims to have more students, more active, more often.

Physical activity isn't just about being fit, it's about building resilience, improving concentration and supporting overall health and wellbeing.