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Great Lakes College, Tuncurry Campus

Great Lakes College, Tuncurry Campus


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The PDHPE syllabus is a continuum of learning from Kindergarten to Year 10. Some of the areas of study in year 7-10 Theory (Personal Development and Health) include:

  • Sexual Health
  • Road safety education
  • Drug education
  • Mental Health
  • Body Image
  • Healthy Eating
  • Child Protection
  • Personal safety

In our practical lessons (Physical Education) we aim to cover a variety of activities with our main focus on developing the student's skills and physical activity time by promoting lifelong physical activity. Some of  the units we cover include:

  • Traditional Sports eg Soccer, Netball, Basketball, Touch Football, Oz tag, AFL, Volleyball, Cricket, Softball
  • Non traditional sports eg, Gaelic Football, Soft Crosse, Flyballe, Capture the flag, Speed ball
  • Dance eg, Square dancing, Australian Bush dancing, Social Dance, Popular dance
  • Fitness testing
  • Athletics
  • Cross Country
  • Team Building


Equipment: In our practical lessons we expect that students are prepared by getting dressed into their sports uniform which consists of plain black shorts, red sports shirt, appropriate footwear, bring a hat, sunscreen, drink bottle and any medications that may be required. eg: Asthma puffers.

We ask students bring in a note if they are unable to wear their sports uniforms and some other clothes.

Inquiries: If a student is unable to participate in a PE lesson, we require a note from the parent/carer or a Doctor for a prolonged period of time. This will need to explain what activities they are still able to do.