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

PDHPE  This course provides students with opportunities to enhance their own and others' health, safety, wellbeing and participation in physical activity. Students develop self-management, interpersonal and movement skills to become empowered, self-confident and socially responsible citizens.

Elective courses

  • 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
  • Child Studies: The Child Studies course aims to develop in students the knowledge, understanding and skills to positively influence the wellbeing and development of children in the critical early years in a range of settings and contexts

Senior elective courses


The Preliminary course examines a range of areas that underpin health and physical activity. This includes how people think about health and physical activity, the management of personal health and the basis for how the body moves. Students have the opportunity to select from a range of practical options in areas such as first aid, outdoor recreation, composing and performing, and fitness choices.

In the HSC course, students focus on major issues related to Australia's health status. They also look at factors that affect physical performance. They undertake optional study from a range of choices. This includes investigating the health of young people or of groups experiencing health inequities. In other options, students focus on improved performance and safe participation by learning about advanced approaches to training or sports medicine concepts. There is also an opportunity to think critically about the factors that impact on sport and physical activity in Australian society.


Community and Family Studies (CAFS)

Community and Family Studies Stage 6 syllabus is designed to develop in each student an understanding of the diverse nature and interdependence of families and communities within Australian society. The course enables students to plan and manage resources effectively in order to address contemporary issues facing families and communities

Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation (SLR)

Students learn about the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle and recognise the need to be responsible and informed decision-makers. This course enables students to further develop their understanding and competence in a range of sport and recreational pursuits. They are encouraged to establish a lifelong commitment to being physically active and to achieving movement potential.





Tuesday sport

Kingsgrove North High School has a intergraded sport program. Students in Year 7 and 8 are involved in an intergraded sports program 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.


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.