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Mount Colah Public School

Mount Colah Public School

Preparing Children for the Future

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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

The school offers a comprehensive sporting program from Kindergarten to Year 6. The emphasis in the early years is on developing the children's gross motor skills. School sport aims to develop positive attitudes to health and fitness and endeavours to foster team spirit.

Friday is the designated sport day for children in Years 3-6 and they are required to wear the school's sports uniform. Each child in the 3-6 department is placed in a House team. Siblings are placed in the same House.