Campsie Public 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.

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.

School sport

Campsie Public School offers an exciting in school sport program running every week for 45 minutes conducted by trained physical education teachers. Students participate in a variety of sports drills, skills development, team games and gymnastics using a variety of sporting equipment designed to develop and encourage fun, fitness and skills for all students at all levels. This program supports the PDHPE key learning area.


Campsie Public School students are given the opportunity to participate in two types of swimming instruction. Students from Years 2 - 6 can attend the 10 day intensive swimming program. The students walk to the local aquatic centre and participate in well organised swimming instruction by qualified teachers. On Fridays, Campsie Public School offers students from Years 3-6 the opportunity to have lessons as a sport option. At Campsie Public School the importance of learning to swim is a high priority and we encourage all non-swimmers to avail themselves of this opportunity.

Weekly activities

Campsie Public School offers a number of sporting programs. Every Friday each student from Grades 3-6 are involved in a sporting activity. School sports offered at our school include:

  •  Ice skating
  • Ping pong
  • Swimming
  • Australian rules football (AFL)
  • Touch football
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Tennis
  • Other seasonal sporting options

Students nominate their top 3 choices at the beginning of each semester, and sporting options are changed each term. All students in years 3-6 have the opportunity to trial for selection in competitive PSSA (Primary Schools Sports Association) sporting teams twice per year, in sports such as Netball, Rugby League, T-ball, Oz-tag, cricket and more. The selected students then compete against schools in the local area each Friday, in place of the school sports program. Grades K-2 are involved in internal school sporting options on various days throughout the week. 


Each year, Campsie Public School holds an athletics carnival,  a cross country carnival and a swimming carnival. Students from Years 3 to 6 are arranged into sports house teams and are encouraged to participate in running races, field events, novelty races and relays. This provides a pathway for talented athletes and swimmers to go on to represent the school at zone and regional carnivals where they compete against students from other schools. This has the potential to go on to national carnivals. Students from Kindergarten to Year 2 have their own athletics carnival each year. Students in Year 2 who are 8 years old are also invited to attend the primary carnivals. Parents and community members are encouraged to attend all carnival days.