Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) develops the knowledge, skills and attitudes students need to lead healthy, active and fulfilling lives. Students learn about the importance of good food and regular exercise. They learn how bodies grow and change over time. They learn skills to play individual and team sports, and the values of sportsmanship and teamwork.

Values Education

At Salamah College, Values Educations is taught through Health with a direct link to School Restorative Behaviour Management (RBM) Guidelines. Students acquire and master important social skills as they complete the stage appropriate Restorative Behaviour Management Social Skills handbook. The entire school focuses on one desired behaviour or social skill each week. Student success with these social skills is awarded on a weekly basis with Rise and Shine tokens.


In Kindergarten

  • become aware of safe and unsafe places and situations, eg near roads or water
  • identify people who can help, and describe actions such as ‘no, go, tell’ that might be taken in unsafe situations
  • label different parts of the body and name their functions, eg ears are for hearing
  • identify how people care for each other
  • participate in regular physical activity through creative play and minor games
  • learn and practise fundamental movement skills such as hopping and jumping


Some Year 1 and Year 2 examples

  • identify medicines and describe how they are safely used and stored
  • learn and practise fundamental movement skills including hop, skip, kick, overarm throw
  • identify the qualities of positive relationships, eg cooperation and caring for others
  • recognise choices that keep them healthy and safe, eg sun protection, eating habits, participation in physical activity
  • link movement skills together in simple sequences, eg jump-hop-run
  • display cooperation with others, eg taking turns


Some Year 3 and Year 4 examples

  • become aware of the influences on healthy choices, eg television advertising and unhealthy eating
  • practise fundamental movement skills in different physical activities, eg playing with a racquet or bat
  • learn the rules and play a range of team sports in class and school teams
  • realise the harm that can be caused by drugs, tobacco and alcohol
  • identify the body changes that occur throughout life
  • participate in a range of physical activities and learn how they contribute to a healthy and active lifestyle


Some Year 5 and Year 6 examples

  • explain the benefits of personal lifestyle choices, eg eating healthy food, participating in physical activity
  • value differences in others and develop an understanding of discrimination
  • demonstrate teamwork, tactics and precision when performing in a range of physical activities
  • explain the importance of communication in relationships and positive ways to deal with conflict
  • recognise the effects their decisions can have on the health and safety of others
  • consider their physical activity levels and participate in physical activities that enhance health

Salamah College
40 Hector Street
Chester Hill NSW 2162
P: +61 2 8760 1000
E: admin@salamah.nsw.edu.au
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Bankstown Campus
2 Winspear Avenue
Bankstown NSW 2200
P: +61 2 9708 1220
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55 Speed Street
Liverpool NSW 2170
P: +61 2 9822 8022
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Glenroy VIC 3046
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