Southern Cross Public School

Creating successful futures

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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.

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.

Sporting houses at our school 

Our houses are named after the crew of the "Southern Cross"

Lyon: Blue
Named after Harry Lyon - American navigator

Ulm: Yellow
Named after Charles Ulm - Australian co-pilot

Warner: Red
Named after Jim Warner - American radio operator

Smith: Green
Named after Charles Kingsford Smith - Australian commander and pilot

Active Kids

Our school encourages participation in outside of school sporting activities. The Australian government provides two $100 vouchers per child per year for parents, guardians and carers of school enrolled children to use towards sport and active recreation costs each year. Please use this link for further information and to register