The aim of the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education curriculum is to develop in each student the knowledge and understanding, skills, values and attitudes needed to lead healthy, active and fulfilling lives.
This syllabus is directly concerned with supporting the development of the student as a whole person. Learning in P.D.H.P.E. extends beyond the planned classroom lesson and is reinforced by the Pastoral Care Program, the School Health Canteen, Sharing Our Story (Religious Education Program) and other ‘Health–Promoting’ activities.
Our Lady of the Way provides intensive gymnastic, dance & swimming lessons taught by trained and qualified instructors.
PDHPE is an important key learning area as it:
- encourages an understanding and valuing of self and others
- promotes physical activity
- emphasises informed decision making leading to effective and responsible action.