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Bankstown Senior College

Bankstown Senior College

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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 300 hours per year in Years 7 to 10.

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.

In Year 11 and 12, courses available include:

  • Community and Family Studies
  • Exploring Early Childhood
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies.

The College offers many opportunities for students to engage in sport and physical activities. The modern hall accommodates basketball, volleyball, badminton and indoor soccer. Inside the hall is also a Fitness Centre that offers a range of machine weights, free weights and cardio machines. Throughout the year the fitness centre offers a variety of classes that are open to all students and staff at the College. These classes include Boxercise, Fat Burning, Abdominal strength, Circuit and Women's only classes.

The College also provides opportunities for the competitive sportsperson to compete in knockout competitions against other local high schools. These competitions are only available for students under 20 years of age. The College is usually represented in the following competitions: basketball, soccer, rugby league, touch, table tennis and volleyball.

The College also offers many facilities that allow all students to be involved in recreational activities. There is an oval that accommodates modified touch football and soccer. There are opportunities to participate in table tennis, basketball, badminton and volleyball. Students are able to access equipment for these activities during their recess and lunch breaks.

Throughout the school year there are a number of lunchtime competitions that all students and staff are able to enter teams into. These competitions are advertised on posters that are published around the College and include indoor and outdoor soccer, basketball, volleyball, table tennis and badminton.

I look forward to seeing many of you participating in some form of sport or physical activity throughout the year. If you have any questions regarding sport and exercise please don't hesitate to ask the Sport Co-ordinator.