Chatswood Public 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 between 1.5 and 2.5 hours per week in Kindergarten to Year 6.

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.

Sports houses

At Chatswood Public School we have four sports houses:


Today it is so important for our children to be healthy. It is crucial that they have the best start in life with their health and fitness. 

At Chatswood Public School children will have the opportunity to take part in PDHPE lessons each week by a specialised Physical Education Teacher. Children are individually assessed and graded allowing the program to be aimed at their needs.

We provide 2 hours of fitness, strength, health and nutrition each week. This is just a part of the program that incorporates every outcome in the PDHPE syllabus. Our sport program incorporates regular fitness, skill coordination and regular nutrition lessons that are all structured to achieve the best for your child.

Chatswood provides a variety of sport programs which include soccer, netball, cricket, AFL, tennis, basketball and modified softball. Accredited coaches give children the best opportunities to find sports that they enjoy. 

Why should kids be active?
Physical activity increases children's fitness allowing more oxygen in the blood improving concentration levels. It helps children to feel more confident and happy and they are able to sleep better. Furthermore students achieve better results in the classroom.

Chatswood Primary School has a major focus on sport and fitness. The initiative is to increase every child's fitness level, their ability in a variety of games and sports and to develop their knowledge and awareness in having a healthy and active lifestyle. Our program is focused on children achieving their PERSONAL BESTS. They will be involved in a variety of fitness, health and sporting activities on a regular basis.

The program is designed to promote physical activity, improve fitness levels and provide children with the knowledge to make positive health choices. There are 37 classes with children from Kindergarten to Year 6 participating. Each class participates in a fitness session, up to twice a week. Children are performing a variety of cardiovascular and basic muscular activities assisting their coordination and fundamental movement skills. The fitness activities vary according to the children's age and ability levels. Each class will have regular discussions on lifestyle, health and nutrition choices. All activities and topics are in accordance with the PDHPE syllabus.