Scarborough 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.


Scarborough Public School is an essential part of the North Wollongong PSSA.

During the year students will participate Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics Carnivals run by the North Wollongong PSSA.

During Terms 2 and 3 all students 3-6 travel to several local venues to play against other local schools in non-competitive sports. On offer is football, touch, AFL and Netball.

Where practical the school will participate in Small School Knockouts such as football or clinics run at school by a variety of local codes eg cricket, AFL.

School Sport

Regular physical activity is encouraged.

For Kinder to Year 2 there is a strong emphasis on gross motor and coordination development moving to modified games and skill development in the older years.


3 days a week everyone participates in a 15 minute fitness activity. Activities include: endurance run, skipping, relays, minor games and obstacle course.

Active After School Communities program

Recommencing Term 3 2013. This free program for students is held 1 afternnon a week. The aim of the program is to promote healthy lifestyle and fitness through regular exercise. Activities are designed to engage all participants and to be fun. This is a program run by the community every Thursday afternoon.