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 engage in a series of developmental physical activities designed to foster coordination and movement skills in order to participate in recreational activities.
The school is divided into House Groups for intra school sport. Students are allocated a sport house on enrolment. If a student has an older brother or sister attending, they will automatically be placed in the same house. The four sport houses are: Barrington (Blue), Watagan (Red), Blackbutt (Green), and Sugarloaf (Yellow).
Sport is a regular feature of the curriculum, which is aimed at the development of physical skills and enjoyment through participation in a wide variety of sports and games.
New Lambton South offers aerobics as an elective sport on a user pays basis. A qualified aerobics instructor provides tuition when the sport is offered. When entering competitions, teams are selected on merit and two teams Electrifiers and Sparklers compete in School Aerobics and local competitions. Traditionally our teams do very well and go experience success at State and National levels.