South Coogee 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.


School sport operates each Friday for Years 3-6.

During this time there are competitive games (PSSA) against other schools in Cricket, Netball, Rugby League, Soccer and AFL. We also provide other sports for students not selected for the PSSA Teams. These can include Gymnastics, Oztag, Dance and Tennis and School Sports. There are costs involved in PSSA and selected sports. A non-paying school sport is an option available to all students in Years 3 – 6.

Other school and interschool competitions include Athletics, Swimming and Cross Country.