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In PDHPE we aim to develop student’s social, emotional, physical, spiritual and cognitive wellbeing. It also involves students learning through movement experiences that are both challenging and enjoyable. Learning PDHPE encourages young people to take a positive approach to managing their lives and equips them with skills for current and future challenges. We aim to provide students with opportunities to learn in a safe and equitable learning environment and focus highly on the Quality Teaching and Learning Practices, namely literacy and numeracy.

Sports and PE Uniform Policy

Sports uniform can ONLY be worn when students have scheduled Sport, or  Physical Education lessons. These are indicated on the student’s timetable when they are roomed in the MPC.

Children cannot properly participate in the important health-contributing activities of Sport and Physical Education unless they are properly attired in the following; 

  • Sky blue shirts - short sleeved with collar and school emblem
  • Royal blue shorts for boys and girls – school design only
  • Tracksuit pants - school design only
  • Tracksuit jacket - school design only
  • Soft-soled or jogger type shoes with socks. Shoes must have appropriate grip and support for the ankle and arch of the foot. No canvas or material shoes such as ravens, converse or ballet shoes should be worn
  • The tracksuit jacket may be worn any day as part of the school uniform

What will happen when a student is not in correct uniform?

  • Students have 2 weeks grace period to be in complete PE/SPORT uniform
  • Students must wear their PE uniform to school on days when they have timetabled PE and sport lessons as well as practical lessons for PASS or GAP
  • If students cannot wear correct PE uniform they must:
    • Students who present themselves as sick or injured must have a signed note from parents explaining exactly what is wrong. (Teacher records this as “S” OR “I”- i.e. sick or injured) Persistent illness or injury will require a medical certificate and/or result in phone call home to parents
    • If the student has no change or did not come in correct PE/SPORT uniform, but has a note, the student must complete assigned activities. (Teacher records this as “N”- i.e. note given.)
    • If the student has no change or did not come in correct PE/SPORT uniform and no note, then they must complete assigned activities and do a lunch time detention or clean up duty. (Teacher records this as “NC”- i.e. not changed)
    • Students wearing ½ PE uniform ½ school uniform will be considered not changed, then they must complete assigned activities and do alunch time detention or clean up duty. (Teacher records this as “NC”- i.e. not changed)
    • On the 3rd occasion of not bringing a change of clothes a warning letter will be sent home.



    Stage 4 Personal Development, Health & Physical Education (PDHPE)

    Stage 5 Personal Development, Health & Physical Education (PDHPE)

    The aim of PDHPE is to develop student’s ability to enhance personal health and wellbeing, enjoy an active lifestyle, maximise movement potential and support lifelong health and physical activity.By undertaking the PDHPE course students will:

    • enhance their sense of self, improve their capacity to manage challenging circumstances and develop caring and respectful relationships
    • move with confidence and competence
    • take actions to protect, promote and restore individual and community health
    • participate in and promote enjoyable lifelong physical activity
    • develop and apply the skills that enable them to adopt and promote healthy and active lifestyles

    Stage 5 Physical Activity and Sport Studies (PASS) and Gifted Athletic Program (GAP)

    The aim of the Physical Activity and Sports Studies is to enhance students’ capacity to participate effectively in physical activity and sport, leading to improved quality of life for themselves and others. PASS incorporates a wide range of lifelong physical activities, including recreational, leisure and adventure pursuits, competitive and non-competitive games, individual and group physical fitness activities, and the use of physical activity for therapy and remediation.

    By undertaking the PASS course students will:
    • develop a foundation for efficient and enjoyable participation and performance in physical activity and sport
    • develop knowledge and understanding about the contribution of physical activity and sport to individual, community and societal wellbeing enhance the participation and performance of themselves and others in physical activity and sport
    • develop the personal skills to participate in physical activity and sport with confidence and enjoyment.

    The Gifted Athletic Program (GAP) is a specialised stream of the PASS elective targeting Gifted and Talented students in the areas of Athletics and Cross Country. The GAP course supports talented athletes with general and event specific training and the development of a sound base of knowledge surrounding improving performance, training techniques and programs and goal setting.

    Stage 6 Personal Development, Health & Physical Education (PDHPE)

    This course involves students learning and practicing ways of maintaining active, healthy lifestyles and improving health. It encourages students to be active and critical learners. It allows students to specialise in areas of interest including sports studies, health & fitness. It presents areas of study of particular relevance to young people.

    The Preliminary course examines a range of areas that underpin health and physical activity.
    Core Topics (70%)
    • Meanings of Health and Physical Activity
    • Better Health for Individuals
    • The Body in Motion
    Optional Component (30%)
    Students to complete two options from either:
    • First Aid
    • Composition and Performance
    • Fitness Choices
    • Outdoor Recreation

    In the HSC course, students focus on major issues related to Australia’s health status and the factors that affect physical performance.

    Core Topics (60%)

    • Health Priorities in Australia
    • Factors Affecting Performance

    Optional Component (40%)
    Students complete two options from either:

    • The Health of Young People
    • Sport and Physical Activity in Australian Society
    • Sports Medicine
    • Improving Performance
    • Equity and Health
    Undertaking this course will provide foundation studies for those students with a special or vocational interest in human movement and individual and community health issues. This course would benefit students who are interested in the following careers: PDHPE teaching, Health promotion officer, nursing, physiotherapist, fitness instructor, personal trainer

    Stage 6 Community and Family Studies (CAFS)

    Community and Family Studies aims to develop in each student an ability to manage resources and take action to support the needs of individuals, groups and families in Australian society.

    Students selecting this subject will be equipped to better participate effectively in a society that is characterised by rapid change. This course is very popular because it is so relevant to life and living today.

    Course Structure

    Preliminary Course

    • Resource Management (20%)
    • Individuals and Groups (40%)
    • Families and Communities (40%)
    HSC Course
    • Research Methodology (25%)
    • Groups in Context (25%)
    • Parenting and Caring (25%)
    • Option: Social Impact of Technology(25%)

    Stage 6 Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation (SLR)

    The SLR course has both theory and practical components. The concepts learnt in theory class will be utilised in practical activities, such as lifesaving, developing programs and sports coaching

    There are two paths that can be taken when studying SLR, either:

    • 1 Unit, 1 Year - where you complete 2-3 modules
    • 2 Unit, 2 Years - where you can complete up to 8 modules.

    Students undertaking this course will:

    • identify a healthy lifestyle, nutrition and exercise
    • become more aware of anatomy and physiology
    • create and refine their own performance of movement skills and
    • develop safe sporting practices

    Stage 6 Crossroads

    Crossroads is a mandatory 25 hour course that has been developed by the Department of Education to address some of the personal and social issues facing young people today. It provides students with an opportunity to extend the knowledge and skills gained through their study of PDHPE in stage 4 and 5.

    At St Johns Park High School, Crossroads is delivered in timetabled lessons throughout Year 11 and supported with a 3 day camp for all Year 11 students.

    Extra Curricular Activities:

    SJPHS is involved in a number of Knockout Sporting Team in the Sydney South West Region, including:

    • Open and Junior Boys and Girls Basketball
    • Open and Junior Girls Netball
    • Open Boys and Girls Soccer
    • Open Boys and Girls Volleyball
    • Open Boys Cricket
    • Bill Turner Cup (soccer)
    • Individual and Team Lawn Bowls
    • Individual and Team Table Tennis
    • Boys and Girls Waterpolo
    • Open and Junior Boys Rugby League
    • Open Girls and Boys Tennis
    • Open Girls and Boys Softball
    • Regional Futsal (indoor soccer)
    • Year 7 & 8 Gala Day