Point Clare Public School

Nurturing, Inspiring, Achieving

Telephone02 4325 0594

Emailpointclare-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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.

Sporting carnivals

Sport carnivals are held each year at Point Clare Public School in swimming, cross country, athletics and ball games. Students in Stage 3 also have the opportunity to participate in primary school sports association (PSSA) carnivals in various sports throughout the year. Carnivals are held during different terms of the year and occur as follows:

  • Term 1: Swimming carnival held at peninula lesiure centre.
  • Term 2: Cross country held at Fagan park.
  • Term 3: Athletics carnival held at Adcock park.
  • Term 4: Gala day ball games.

House groups

When students begin school in Kindergarten at Point Clare Public School, they are given a house to represent during the various sporting carnivals. The four sporting houses which are organised according to student's surnames. Student houses are:

  • Girrakool for surnames beginning with an a, b, c or d. A yellow t-shirt may be worn to sporting carnivals for students in Girrakool house.
  • Katandra for sunames beginning with e, f, g, h, i, j or k. A red t-shirt may be worn to sporting carnivals for students in Katandra house.
  • Rumbalara for surnames beginning with l, m, n, o, p, q or r. A green t-shirt may be worn to sporting carnivals for students in Rumbalara house. 
  • Wambina for surnames beginning with s, t, u, v, w, x, y and z. A blue t-shirt may be worn to sporting canrivals for students in Wambina house.