Mosman High 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.

As a core subject, PDHPE is a compulsory subject for Years 7-10. The main aim of the PDHPE faculty is to provide students with the necessary information to make informed decisions about their own personal health, and also to provide the experience of games and activities to give students the skills necessary to develop and maintain good health, as well as develop team building skills.

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
  • Exploring Early Childhood
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies.

Stage 4 (Years 7 and 8) and Stage 5 (Years 9 and 10)

PD/H/PE involves two periods per week allocated to physical education and one lesson to personal development and health.

As an extension to the Stage 5 PD/H/PE course and to help prepare students for the senior 2 unit PD/H/PE course, an elective course, Physical Activity and Sports Science (PASS) has been introduced.


CrossFit Mosman High is a strength and conditioning program for Mosman High students. We are able to tailor the program to meet the sports-specific needs with measurable outcomes for participants. We combine functional movements and high intensity to promote body awareness and develop strength, agility and power. CrossFit Mosman High is an all-inclusive program regardless of ability. Students can participate in CrossFit through the PDHPE elective program, PASS, and targeted sports programs.

Stage 6 (Years 11 and 12)

In Stage 6 and for the HSC a 2 unit PDHPE course is offered, which counts towards an ATAR, and from time to time the faculty offers 2 Unit Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation (SLR) course, a school-based subject is offered. This course is for 2 years and does not count towards an ATAR.