Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) develops the knowledge, skills and attitudes students need to lead healthy, active and fulfilling lives. Students learn about the importance of good food and regular exercise. They learn how bodies grow and change over time. They learn skills to play individual and team sports, and the values of sportsmanship and teamwork.
At St Anthony's, we believe that learning in PDHPE is important for students to develop respect and care for themselves and for others, as human beings made in God's image.
Our peer support program is conducted annually to develop positive relationships and social skills. This is further consolidated by our buddy program. The Life Education program also encourages healthy lifestyles and responsible decision-making.
As required by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), students engage in physical activity every week. Physical Education lessons are provided by a specialist PE teacher. A swimming program is also conducted annually to support the Physical Education program and provide important water safety skills.
Opportunities are also provided, through whole-class clinics and optional sporting gala days and competitions, to allow students to develop skills and interest in a range of sports, such as:
- Rugby League
Carnivals are also conducted annually for swimming, athletics and cross-country running. Successful participants at school level compete against other schools at zone, Diocesan, Inter-Diocesan and State levels. Preparation for school carnivals takes place as part of the Physical Education program.