Queanbeyan Public School

Encouraging respectful, responsible and resilient learners

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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.

All students are supported to become confident and resilient individuals by developing essential skills and abilities to manage their emotional and physical wellbeing (Melbourne Declaration).​

During the year visiting sports clinics provide expert teaching to support the development of specific skills for different sports. AFL, golf, soccer and tennis have been enjoyed by students.

Each year a two week learn-to-swim school is offered for students year 1 to year 4.

The school participates in the Premier's Sporting Challenge each year in term 3 to give attention to daily physical routines.

The NSW Primary Schools Sports Association (PSSA) knockouts are held each year to provide students with opportunities to compete in team sports. The school historically enters teams in boys' and girls' basketball and soccer, boys' rugby league and girls' touch football.

In 2015 the girls' basketball team achieved the title of State Champions. It was the third consecutive year in the state finals competition (8th, 5th, 1st).