Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PD/H/PE) contributes significantly to the cognitive, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development of students. It provides opportunities for students to learn about, and practise ways of, adopting and maintaining a healthy, productive and active life. It also involves students learning through movement experiences that are both challenging and enjoyable. PD/H/PE promotes the value of a lifelong commitment to physical activity and maintaining a healthy life.

The goal of this Key Learning Area is to help individuals seek that pattern of behaviour, which directs them toward their optimum level of lifestyle and to develop the whole person. Learning in PD/H/PE encourages young people to take a positive approach to managing their lives and equips them with skills for current and future challenges. The knowledge, understanding and skills developed provide a foundation of a wider range of study pathways beyond school and also have applications in a number of vocational areas.