Gillieston Public School

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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.

Sporting Teams

At GPS we offer various sporting opportunities to our students. We provide opportunities for students to participate in PSSA competitions and gala days. Are current sporting teams are:

  • Netball
  • Soccer
  • Touch Football

We also have several students each year represent our school at zone and regional sporting events. This has included swimming, cross country, track and field athletic carnival events.