Narara Valley High School

For the Future

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Rel. Head Teacher:  Jackie Morrison &  Jessica Moody

Sports Coordinator:  Dallas Koen

Teachers:  Brian Bannister, Luke Bowers, Nicole Ludlam, Jessica Moody, Nicholas Rodrigues and Hugh Wickert

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 our Personal Development, Health & Physical Education (PDHPE) program, our students are offered the opportunity to undertake the following courses:

Preliminary / HSC Courses

Community and Family Studies

Exploring Early Childhood

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation

Elective Year 9 and 10 Course

Physical Activity and Sports Studies

Child Studies

Years 8 – 10 Compulsory Course

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Subject Selection

Year 9 AND Year 11 2023

Targeted Sports Program (TSP)

Following the consistently high reputation and success of the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Department at Narara Valley High School, a Targeted Sports Program is offered for gifted and talented students entering Year 7.

There is a culture and a strong acceptance of Sport at Narara Valley High School by students, teachers and parents alike. Narara Valley High School continues to provide our students with numerous opportunities to develop and showcase their talents both at school and in the community.

The sports that will be catered for with specific and professional coaching are: Rugby League, Netball, Basketball, Soccer (football) and Touch Football.

NB: the running of these sports are dependant on numbers.

Students attend their regular lessons, however are withdrawn for Periods 1 & 2 every Tuesday for the TSP lessons. Each fortnight they will have access to specialist coaches and the PDHPE staff will utilise the other weeks to foster lifestyle fitness, nutrition and sporting skills in our students.

NB: There is a cost associated with TSP of $500 per year. This is to pay our coaches, cover the cost of excursions and resources for our students. Payment plans can be negotiated with administration staff.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for a position in our TSP program, please head over to our Specialist Programs page for further information.