Kingsgrove North High 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 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.


Years 7 to 10

In this course, students are taught the necessary skills to improve their quality of life at the present time and in the future. There are both theory and practical components of this course.

Elective courses

Years 9 and 10

  • Physical activity and sport studies (PASS): in the PASS course, students learn more about movement composition in a wide variety of sports in a very practical way.

Senior elective courses

  • PDHPE: the PDHPE course is for students who are interested in health and learning about the human body in an academic way. It prepares students to understand Australia's health care system while acquiring the skills necessary to maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle.
  • Community and family studies (CAFS): the CAFS course is a subject that aims to develop a students' ability to manage resources and acquire the skills needed to take action to support individuals, groups, families and communities in modern Australian society.
  • Sport, lifestyle and recreation (SLR): the SLR course is for students who are interested in sport, fitness, health and learning about the human body in a practical way. Students gain experiences in different sporting environments including an in-depth analysis of training and coaching techniques.

Grade and house sport

Wednesday sport

Kingsgrove North High School has both a grade and intergraded sport program. Students in Year 7 and 8 are involved in an intergraded sports program on Wednesday afternoon at school as well as the use of local facilities. Sport is conducted on a rotational basis with all students participating in a variety of summer and winter sports.

The Years 7 and 8 program is run separately during the year and follows a program which involves learning skills, rules, tactics and fair play.

Grade sport program

Years 9 to 11 have the opportunity to play both grade (interschool competition) and recreation sport:

  • Summer Grade - cricket, volleyball, touch football, softball and basketball
  • Winter Grade - soccer, netball, rugby union, basketball, AFL, volleyball.

Students complete in the St George Zone on Wednesday afternoons against neighbouring schools including Kingsgrove High, Blakehurst High, James Cook Boys, Kogarah High and Peakhurst High.

State knockout competitions

Apart from the grade and house sports program, Kingsgrove North High School enters a variety of state knockout competitions every year including Soccer, Rugby League, Cricket, Netball.