Vardys Road Public School

I Aspire

Telephone02 9624 3144

Personal development, health and physical education

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 between 1.5 and 2.5 hours per week in Kindergarten to Year 6.

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.


Students who attend our school have an opportunity to play in a number of sporting teams against teams from local schools. They may be selected to play cricket, softball, t-ball in summer and soccer, touch football or netball during winter. As well, students have the opportunity to be chosen in a school team in swimming, cross-country and athletics. 

All students are involved in short daily fitness programs which involve aerobics, dancing or athletics activity.

Each year our houses compete in swimming, athletics and cross-country. 

Sports houses

Aboriginal names were chosen for our sports houses.  

Brolga - the dancing bird

brolga blue sport house

Brolga house is blue.

Dinewan - the emu

dinewan sport house is green

Dinewan house colour is green.

Wahn - the crow

wahn sport house colour is gold

Wahn house colour is gold.

Wyamba - the turtle

wyamba sport house colour is red

Wyamba house colour is red.