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Banora Point High School

Banora Point High School

Reach for the Stars

Telephone07 5513 1960

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 300 hours per year in Years 7 to 10.

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.

In Year 11 and 12, courses available include:

  • Community and Family Studies
  • Exploring Early Childhood
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies.



The Talented Athlete Program (TAP) is a sports program targeted towards our Year 7-10 students. Students apply for this program each year through a written application process. The program occurs throughout sport time and allows students to strengthen their understanding of not only the physical components that go into a sporting performance but also such issues as sports recovery methods, leadership, sport psychology, nutrition and biomechanics.  Students are given practical experiences across a range of sports and we engage with high level community sporting groups.  Applications can be handed in through the schools front office or electronically through the following link.