Dawson 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.

K – 6 sport is held each Friday.

Some Year 3 – 6 children attend PSSA sport at different venues. PSSA operates both summer and winter competitions

Students who don't compete at PSSA participate at home sport.



The children (Yrs 3 – 6 and students turning 8 who are in Year 2) also participate in three major carnivals each year:

  • Swimming Carnival in Term 1
  • Cross Country in Term 1
  • Athletics in Term 3


Students who excel in these carnivals at school level may go on to compete at District, Sydney West and State level.



The school sporting houses are named after four famous Australian sports people:



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