West Wallsend High School

We learn for life

Telephone02 4953 2111


Personal development, health and physical education

Mr Shayne Mason


Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong.   John F Kennedy

Faculty Goals

  • provide engaging learning experiences around health and physical activity concepts
  • equip students with the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about personal and community health and wellbeing and create lifelong learners who contribute to their communities in a positive way
  • encourage and promote participation in physical activity to establish lifelong participation in a range of sport, dance, recreation and leisure pursuits


Stage 4

Y7 PDHPE Course

Y8 PDHPE Course

Y8 PASS: Physical Activity and Sport Studies


Stage 5

Y9 PDHPE Course

Y10 PDHPE Course

Y9 PASS: Physical Activity and Sport Studies

Y10 PASS: Physical Activity and Sport Studies



Stage 6

Y11 & Y12 PDHPE Course

Y11 & 12 Sport Lifestyle and Recreation

Y11 & 12 Sport Coaching


Additional recreation and leisure experiences experienced in elective courses, including day trips and excursions to RAW Challenge, Tree tops etc.

Sport Leadership Opportunities: official & coaching roles during scheduled sport and at local Partner Primary schools

Representative Sport opportunities at school, zone, regional, state and national level.


passionate, experienced staff who understand the needs of students

promotion of student-centred learning

lessons that employ technology in relevant and exciting ways

a range of formal qualifications, including First Aid certification through elective studies

Sport Houses

Our sport houses feature names from our town's mining past:

Rhondda - house colour - black

Seaham - house colour - red

Stockrington - house colour - yellow

Sugarloaf - house colour - blue

Staff Members

Mr Mason Head Teacher

Mr Watts  2ic, Coordinator Knockout Sports

Mr Graham

Mr Munro

Miss Parker (Year 12 Advisor)

Mr Moore



Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.

Life Ready

Life Ready is a mandatory 25 hour program for students in Years 11 and/or 12 in NSW public schools.

It aims to prepare and support senior students as they encounter situations related to health and safety as they become more independent and gain more responsibilities.

Life Ready focuses on offering opportunities for students to build the functional knowledge and skills for life after school.