South Grafton Public School

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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.


Infants K-2

Our K-2 campus offers our students several sporting opportunities including specialised coaches in a variety of sports, K-2 infants' gymnastic program and a Learn to Swim program for Years 1 and 2. Students also participate in an infant's athletics carnival and cross country trials.

Primary Years 3-6

Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports.

These sporting activities include: PSSA team sport- cricket, hockey, football, rugby league, netball, basketball and AFL. The Sporting Schools initiative also provides qualified coaches in a variety of sports each term. At appropriate times during the year students also practise skills which are required for participation in annual Cross Country and Athletics Carnivals. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a Learn to Swim program. An extensive dance program is also offered during sport time.

The school has had great success in both individual and team representation at North Coast and State levels in a variety of sports.

Premier's Sporting Challenge

SGPS participates in the NSW Premier's Sporting Challenge each year. The Premier's Sporting Challenge aims to engage young people in sport and physical activity and encourages them to lead healthy active lifestyles.

The Premiers Sport Challenge involves classes participating in a 10 week sport and physical activity challenge. A class may accumulate time spent in a broad range of sports and recreational pursuits during lunchtime, in school sport programs, class time, after school or weekend physical activity.

Students who achieve the Premiers Sport Challenge Bronze, Silver, Gold or Diamond Award receive a certificate at the conclusion of the challenge.

As part of this Challenge we receive a grant which we have used to purchase additional sporting equipment.

Premier's Sporting Challenge Encouragement Award