Burwood Girls High School

Not for ourselves alone

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PDH/PE and Sport

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 300 hours per year in Years 7 to 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
  • Dance
  • Exploring Early Childhood
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Physical Activities and Sport Studies
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies.

Courses available in Year 8 and 9:

  • Dance
  • Physical Activities and Sport Studies


Dance is also available as a co-curricular activity. We have a large number of dance ensembles that perform regularly at school events such as variety night, Arts Unit events such as Schools Spectacular and also community events.

Refer to Dance page for further information.


Tuesday is sport afternoon for Years 8-11. We offer a wide variety of both Grade and recreational activities.

Sport in Year 7 is integrated into the curriculum, one period a week.

The school has three major sport carnivals:

  • Swimming in Term 1
  • Cross-country in Term 1
  • Athletics in Term 2

Refer to Sport page for more information.