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Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Glendore Public School provides students with a range of sporting opportunities across K-6.

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.

Students participate in 150 minutes of physical education per week that develop fundamental movement skills, skills in a range of games and sports and regular brain breaks to keep learners engaged.

Glendore participates in the Sports in Schools Australia program. This program is to develop gymnastics (which refers to a wide variety of physical activities in which the students learn to confidently manage his/her body in a variety of situations) and athletics skills (focused on gross motor skills in students which relate to the core PDHPE syllabus outcomes of Games, Sport & Active Lifestyle) and the Mascot Challenge to develop throwing and catching skills as part of the Fundamental Movement Skills.

The school will provide opportunities for students to participate in trials for PSSA zone/regional/state teams in a variety of sports. Teachers will select students on merit to send to zone/regional trials based on knowledge of students' current out-of-school representative experience and will hold school trials with Year 5 and Year 6 students. We have had many success stories over the years of students being selected in Hunter teams in a wide range of sports.

The school will provide opportunities for students to participate in representative team sport knockout competitions including PSSA knockout and similar. Teachers will select students on merit and will hold school trials with Year 5 and Year 6 students. Year 4 students who have significant skill and experience may be considered at the organising teacher's discretion where there is a clear difference in skill level and/or experience between the Year 5 and Year 6 students and Year 4 students. Year 3 and Year 5 students being involved in touch football gala days.

Year 4 and Year 6 students have the opportunity to be a part of the PSSA teams in soccer and netball. These teams compete in gala days against other schools in the area.

Students from Year 2 to Year 6 have the opportunity to be a part of the Aerobics teams.  Aerobics provides students with an opportunity to build their confidence and skills while getting fit and healthy. 

Glendore staff have worked with members from Hunter New England Health on the Good for Kids, Good for Life program to promote good health and wellbeing.

Since 2008, The NSW Premier's Sporting Challenge has encouraged students and staff to be more active, more often. To promote increased participation in sport and physical activity, leading to healthier, more active lifestyles, the Premier's Sporting Challenge (PSC) is offered to students and teachers across NSW. Glendore Public School participates in the NSW Premier's Sporting Challenge where students are encouraged to track their physical movement throughout the week.

The staff at Glendore Public school are committed to enhancing students' skills in physical education and providing them with the tools to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.