Personal Development, Health and Physical Education at Mt St John’s –

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) is a wonderful opportunity for our students at Mt St John’s to learn essential life skills. Our aim is to teach physical literacy and foster wellbeing for each student. The PDHPE curriculum includes the following Content Strands: Health, Wellbeing and Relationships; Movement Skill and Performance; and Healthy, Safe and Active Lifestyles. The PDHPE Skill Domains are: Self-management, Interpersonal and Movement Skills. These skills are important for children and young people to live healthy, safe and active lives.

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Our students acquire Fundamental Movement Skills via physical education lessons conducted on a weekly basis. We endeavour to foster positive attitudes and behaviours in our students to ensure their successful engagement in a variety of sports.

We are part of the Clarence Zone. Pathway sports are offered through Clarence Zone, Lismore Diocese and NSW Primary School Sports Association. These include swimming, cross-country, athletics, winter and summer sports.

We conduct swimming lessons in Term 1 and Term 4 free of cost to our parents. Our swimming program is very effective and enjoyed by our students and staff. We have a close relationship with our local YMCA pool.

Our students are encouraged to participate in wider community and regional sporting events. We wish to instill in our students a sporting habit that will last their lifetimes.