Personal development, health and physical education
Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.
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.
In Year 11 and 12, courses available include:
Community and Family Studies
Community and Family Studies Life Skills
Exploring Early Childhood
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Life Skills
Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies.
We have physical activity programs for children from Kindergarten to Year 6, with a focus on fundamental movement skills.
Sport and physical activity is a valued and accepted part of our school's curriculum, contributing to the development of the whole child. It provides a vehicle for social, physical, emotional and moral learning and is an important expression of our culture.
The participation, enjoyment and skill development of our students is the corner-stone of the school sport/ physical activity program. All our students take part in this program.
There are also opportunities to represent our school at inter-school sports competitions. As a NSW public school we benefit from the opportunities for shared activities and competitions with other schools, coordinated by school sport associations. See the School Sport Unit website for details.
Sport at Southern Cross School K-6
Sporting House Colours
Our houses are named after the crew of the "Southern Cross"
Named after Harry Lyon: American navigator
Named after Charles Ulm: Australian co-pilot
Named after Jim Warner: American radio operator
Named after Charles Kingsford Smith: Australian commander and pilot