Macquarie Fields High School

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Personal development, health and physical education

At Macquarie Fields High School, our passionate and friendly PDHPE staff aim to provide students with opportunities to learn in a safe, enjoyable, and equitable learning environment through strong quality teaching and learning practices.

PDHPE Years 7-10

Mandatory PDHPE course covers a range of theory based subjects  that include healthy relationships, bullying, mental health, health consumerism, drug education, and road safety. Practical based units of work include; soccer, t-ball, cricket, fitness, touch football, basketball, netball, AFL, Indigenous games and modified games. 

Stage 5 (Years 9 -10) Elective - Physical Activity and Sport Studies

Stage 5 PASS enables students to further advance their knowledge and skills relating to the study of sport. Modules taught include; technology, participation and performance, Australia's sporting identity, lifestyle, leisure and recreation, coaching, enhancing performance, and issues in physical activity and sport.

In PASS, students are provided with an opportunity to participate in a range of extra curricula activities such as wheelchair basketball and Level II Coaching.

Stage 6 Sport, Lifestyle & Recreation (SLR) 1 Unit/ 2 Unit (Non ATAR Course)

The study of Sport, Lifestyle & Recreation provides students with knowledge, understanding and skills that form a valuable foundation for the range of courses at university and other tertiary institutions.

SLR is a practical dominant subject.

Modules taught in 1 Unit SLR include:

  • Games and Sport Application 1
  • Athletics
  • Sports Administration
  • Games and Sport Application 2
  • Resistance Training

Modules taught in 2 Unit SLR:

  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Games and Sport Application 1
  • Athletics
  • Sports Administration
  • Games and Sport Application 2
  • Resistance Training

Stage 6  (Years 11-12)- Preliminary and HSC 2 unit PDHPE

Units covered in Year 11 Preliminary include; Better Health for Individuals, The Body in Motion, Fitness Choices and First Aid.

In the HSC course, students focus on major issues related to Australia's health status, and the factors that affect physical performance.

Core topics (60%)

  • Health priorities in Australia
  • Factors affecting performance

Optional component (40%)

Students complete two options from either:

  • The health of young people
  • Sport and physical activity in Australian society
  • Sports medicine
  • Improving performance
  • Equity and health.

Undertaking this course will provide foundation studies for those students with a special or vocational interest in human movement, individual and community health issues.

Students are offered the opportunity to complete their First Aid and CPR accreditation, which is nationally recognised.

In Year 11 and 12, courses available include:

  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies.

Initiatives and Programs

The following co-curricular activities are available:

  • Knockout sporting tournaments
  • Sports Gala Day- Year 7 and Year 8
  • Year 11 Life Ready program
  • Outdoor Recreation Camping (optional for Year 9 and 10 PASS students)
  • bstreetsmart Road Safety Forum (Year 10)
  • Surf Life Saving and Go Kart Racing in 1 and 2 unit SLR
  • Premier's Sporting Challenge ( Year 7 and Year 8)
  • Youth excellence awards
  • Olympic Change Maker Award
  • Cultural Food sessions


(Relieving) Head Teacher PDHPE- Miss N. Boyles

Mr J. Luc

Mrs L. Buxton

Ms K Moore

Miss S. Worthington

Mr T Wood

Miss H Holden