Personal Development, Health & Physical Education

At Wyong Christian Community School, we aim to develop students who are holistically healthy. This means they are balanced across all areas of health; mental, spiritual, social, emotional and physical. Our main objective is to provide students with necessary information to make informed decisions about health. In practical lessons students experience a variety of sports, games and physical activities to give them the skills and fitness necessary to develop and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Both theory and practical aspects of PDHPE are explored from a Christian perspective as students are encouraged to look at the content and activities from a Biblical perspective. 

Years 7-10 (Stage 4 & 5) PDHPE 
In each stage students will study school based units of work covering all areas of the curriculum. These are studied in both practical and theoretical lessons. The four curriculum areas are: 

  • Self and Relationships
  • Movement Skill and Performance
  • Individual and Community Health
  • Lifelong Physical Activity

Years 9 & 10 Elective (Stage 5) – Physical Activity and Sports Studies (PASS)
Students in Years 9 and 10 have the opportunity to further develop their interests and knowledge in this area through the elective subject PASS. PASS promotes active and healthy lifestyles through participation in various sports and physical activities. PASS includes many off site activities such as group fitness, learn to surf, corporate golf day and specialised sport programs. This is also an avenue to gain qualifications such as Coaching and Bronze Medallion Lifesaving to enhance their learning. 

Years 11 & 12 (Stage 6) – 2 Unit Personal Development and Physical Education (PDHPE) 
Students continuing to study their HSC at WCCS can elect to take 2 unit PDHPE. Preliminary (Year 11) Core Units include Better Health for Individuals and The Body in Motion. Preliminary Options include First Aid (opportunity to gain recognised qualification) and Outdoor Recreation. HSC (Year 12) Core Units include Health Priorities in Australia and Factors Affecting Performance. HSC Options include Sports Medicine and Improving Performance. 

Years 11 & 12 (Stage 6) – 2 Unit Community and Family Studies (CAFS) 
CAFS investigates the interactions among the individual, family, community and society. Students examine how the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities is affected by broader societal influences including sociocultural, economic and political factors. It encourages opportunities for students to become proactive members of society as they examine both their potential to adopt a range of roles and the responsibilities they have in contributing to society. CAFS explores life issues that are important to all young people.