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 Years 9 and 10, the elective course of Physical Activity and Sport Studies (PASS) is offered. In physical activity and sport studies (PASS), students enhance their capacity to participate effectively in physical activity and sport, leading to improved quality of life for themselves and others.
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.
Sport and physical activity
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. The participation, enjoyment and skill development of our students is the corner-stone of the school sport/ physical activity program.
Our school holds three carnivals per year (swimming, cross country and athletics) with opportunity for representation at zone, regional, state and national levels. We also participate in a variety of NSW Combined High Schools Knockout competitions throughout each year.
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.
Sport takes place every Wednesday afternoon for students in Years 7-10 and is strongly encouraged for our senior students. Some of the sports offered at Corrimal High School include swimming, surfing, Oz tag, volleyball, group fitness (gym), gridiron (modified), tennis, ten pin bowling, lawn bowls, basketball, walking, cycling, darts, dodge ball and relaxation.
Corrimal High School students are enthusiastic and competitive participants in the Northern Illawarra Zone Grade Sport Competition. This competition takes place during Terms 2 and 3 and includes the following sports: Oz tag, ultimate Frisbee, netball, touch football, slow pitch softball, football, basketball and capture the flag.
Most sports are held at school and can be provided free of charge; however, some sports involve a cost. This covers fees for both the venue and transport to and from.
The school also participates in programs at a regional and state level. For several years students have participated in the Southern Stars Dance Ensemble. All students involved enjoy the atmosphere of the performances and display a high level of commitment in attending the various rehearsals held in the lead up to the event.
Life Ready is a mandatory 25-hour course designed to prepare and support senior students as they encounter situations related to health and safety as they become more independent and gain more responsibilities. It focuses on offering opportunities for students to build the functional knowledge and skills for life post school.
Life Ready is divided into six relevant and contemporary learning contexts of independence, safe travel, mental health &wellbeing, drugs & alcohol, sexual health and relationships.
We utilise both outside providers as well as school resources to deliver this program.