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NSW Department of Education and Communities

Curriculum support for NSW Public Schools

PDHPE K-6 Syllabus

  

Syllabus

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) is one of the key learning areas in the NSW primary curriculum. This syllabus is concerned with supporting the development of the student as a whole person. Its implementation has the potential to contribute to improved and ongoing quality of life for all individuals within the community.

Access the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) K-6 syllabus

 

 

Modules

Syllabus outcomes and subject matter have been expanded into modules of suggested learning experiences.

These modules are not teaching units. They contain a number of ideas and suggestions for use as starting points for the development of school-based units of work that can be used to achieve particular syllabus outcomes for each stage of schooling.

Download the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education modules (pdf - 210kb)

 

 

Support document for students with special needs

This support document aims to provide a means to include all students within a common curriculum framework, regardless of their educational setting.

This will allow students with special needs to access curriculum content across the breadth of PDHPE in a way that is meaningful, relevant and appropriate to their individual needs.

Download the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education K-6 Support Document for Students with Special Education Needs (pdf - 380kb)

 

 

PDHPE K-6 Syllabus Principal's package

This package has been produced for principals in order to provide them with an overview of the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education K-6 Syllabus and support documents. Its focus is on matters considered to be of key interest to principals and their school communities.

Download Principal's package (pdf - 483kb)

 

 

Introducing the PDHPE K-6 Syllabus to parents and community members

This support document has been produced to introduce the PDHPE K-6 Syllabus to parents and the school community. It includes information on:
- PDHPE K-6 Syllabus: Overview
- how teachers plan teaching and learning in PDHPE K-6
- how student learning is assessed in PDHPE K-6
- how to help at home with PDHPE K-6
- a facilitator's guide for introducing the syllabus to parents.

Download Introducing the PDHPE K-6 Syllabus to parents and community members (pdf - 429kb)

 

Other useful links

Revisiting the PDHPE K-6 Syllabus

This link provides a PowerPoint presentation for schools to use when revisiting or updating teachers around key messages of the Syllabus.

Parents' Guide to the NSW Primary PDHPE Syllabus

Consistent teacher judgement in action 

This resource for schools has been revised to reflect the Curriculum Programming and Planning, Assessing and Reporting K-12 policy. Its aim is to help establish the understandings necessary to ensure that consistent teacher judgements about student achievement can occur across all key learning areas.

A PowerPoint presentation Using the PDHPE K-6 Syllabus for Consistency of Teacher Judgement is available to assist teachers in revisiting the PDHPE K-6 Syllabus.   

A PowerPoint presentation Using the PDHPE K-6 Syllabus for Consistency of Moderation is available for teacher professional learning about achieving consistency of teacher judgement in PDHPE K-6.

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