Broulee Public School

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Personal development, health and physical education

Kindergarten - Maths n Movement

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 and physical education

Students at Broulee Public School have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities which are aimed at developing skills, physical and emotional well-being and fun.

In the early years of schooling, students engage in regular perceptual motor program [PMP] sessions which build co-ordination and motor skills and develop physical confidence. This, combined fitness-oriented programs provide a well-rounded and energetic involvement in health and fitness.

Students in the senior section of the school have the opportunity to participate in the full range of Eurobodalla PSSA endorsed annual carnival sports.

These include:

  • Swimming Carnival
  • Cross Country Carnival
  • Athletics Carnival

Students who perform particularly well at these carnivals have the chance to proceed to higher representative levels - District, Area, State and National.

Students have the opportunity to nominate for selection in a wide array of District sport teams. In recent years, students from Broulee PS have been selected in the following District sports:

  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Cricket
  • Football [soccer]
  • Rugby League
  • AFL

Broulee PS also participates in a number of Gala Days throughout the year. These are events affiliated with either AFL, Rugby League of Rugby Union. We participate on a rotational basis.

These events are fun and often result in increased participation rates in local sport.

All students are actively involved in organised weekly sport activities. These lessons vary throughout the year and often focus on building skills needed for carnival events.

The students in years 5 and 6 participate in a leisure skills program during term four each year.

This program aims to offer activities of a broader nature which are more likely to build lifetime interest and participation. The activities on offer vary from year-to-year, but typically include:

  • beach games
  • surfing skills
  • tennis
  • arts and crafts
  • fishing
  • digital photography

Sport at Broulee Public School is an important and popular component of the curriculum.