Oakville 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.


We have physical activity programs for children from Kindergarten to Year 2, with a focus on fundamental movement skills. Sport and physical activity is a valued and accepted part of our school.s curriculum, contributing to the development of the whole child. It provides a vehicle for social, physical, emotional and moral learning and is an important expression of our culture.

The participation, enjoyment and skill development of our students is the corner-stone of the school sport/ physical activity program. All our students take part in this program.

There are also opportunities to represent our school at inter-school sports competitions. As a NSW public school, we benefit from the opportunities for shared activities and competitions with other schools, coordinated by school sports associations. See the Premier's sporting challenge for details.

Oakville Public School is an active member of the Ridges PSSA and we participate in all Ridges Sports Carnivals and the winter PSSA competition.  Full details about the Ridges PSSA can be found at www.ridgespssa.com.au. This website also has up-to-date information about matches, including weather information and draws.