Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) is a subject passionately taught at St John’s College Woodlawn. Staff members are committed to a culture of learning where the priority to provide a rich curriculum to students maximises student physical, emotional, mental and spiritual development.
The desire to stimulate critical and creative thinking through the study of concepts such as interpersonal relationships, communication, decision making and life-long physical activity habits is supported by a versatile pedagogy which is engaging and multimodal in its delivery.
Beyond the mandatory Stage 4 and Stage 5 curriculum, all students have the opportunity to broaden their studies in PDHPE by electing to do Stage 5 Physical Activity and Sports Studies (PASS) and Stage 6 Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation (1 Unit), Community and Family Studies (2 Unit), Exploring Early Childhood (1 or 2 Unit) and PDHPE (2 Unit).
The versatile options ensure students are provided with purposeful, meaningful and relevant topics of study from sports coaching, biomechanics and nutrition to child development, community groups and Independent Research projects.
We provide supportive, stimulating and challenging learning opportunities through utilising outstanding facilities at St John’s College.
The pool ensures all students are encouraged to develop their aquatic skills and throughout the duration of their schooling, students are exposed to a number of lifesaving programs.
The Colin Centre enables students with year round involvement in practical lessons. The indoor soccer/ cricket area, along with the weights room, table tennis mezzanine and court floor provide students with ample opportunity to develop their motor skills in a range of sports.
The numerous tennis courts, volleyball, basketball, badminton and netball courts connect learners and provide opportunities for flexible and intentionally developed learning environments.
List of subjects offered in this KLA
- Stage 4 – 6 PDHPE
- Stage 5 Physical Activity and Sports Studies
- Stage 6 Community and Family Studies
- Stage 6 Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation
- Stage 6 Exploring Early Childhood