Albury High School

Ad Astra Per Aspera - To the Stars Through Troubled Ways

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) is a mandatory course that is studied in each of Years 7–10 with at least 300 hours to be completed by the end of Year 10. This is a requirement for eligibility for the award of the Record of School Achievement.
Course Description
PDHPE develops students' capacity to enhance personal health and well-being. It promotes their enjoyment of and commitment to an active lifestyle and to achieve confidence and competence in a wide range of physical activities.
Through PDHPE students develop knowledge and understanding, skills and values and attitudes that enable them to advocate lifelong health and physical activity.
What will students learn about?
All students study the following four modules:
  • Self and Relationships – Students learn about sense of self, adolescence and change, sources of personal support and the nature of positive, caring relationships
  • Movement Skill and Performance – Students explore the elements of composition as they develop and refine movement skills in a variety of contexts
  • Individual and Community Health – Students learn about the specific health issues of mental health, healthy food habits, sexual health, drug use and road safety. They examine risk, personal safety and how to access health information, products and services.
  • Lifelong Physical Activity – Students consider lifestyle balance and the importance of physical activity and its physical benefits. Students learn to participate successfully in a wide range of activities and to adopt roles that promote a more active community.
What will students learn to do?
Throughout the course students will learn to apply some key skills that allow them to take action for health and physical activity. This includes an emphasis on communicating, interacting, problem-solving, decision-making, planning and moving.
Record of School Achievement
Satisfactory completion of the mandatory PDHPE course will be recorded with a grade on the student's Record of School Achievement.