Melrose Park Public School

Learning and Growing Together

Telephone02 9874 4669

Personal development, health and physical education

Positive Behaviours for Learning

Melrose Way


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.


All students experience the benefits of sport at Melrose Park. We have daily fitness activities that focus on the importance of fundamental movement skills. Specialist run clinics are organised for a range of sports and students have opportunities to participate in competitions. Some children in Years 3 to 6 are selected to represent the school in various summer/winter sports and compete against other schools in the Primary Schools Sports Association (PSSA).