West Wallsend High School

We learn for life

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Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE)

Welcome to our PDHPE faculty

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

Faculty goals and vision

  • 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.

Faculty strengths

  • 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.


Go to Sport for more information about sporting opportunities at West Wallsend High School.


  • Recreation and leisure experiences experienced in elective courses including day trips and excursions to RAW Challenge and Treetops Adventure.
  • 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 levels.


Stage 4 (Years 7 & 8)

  • Dance (Year 8 elective)
  • PASS: Physical Activity and Sports Studies (Year 8 elective)

Stage 5 (Years 9 & 10)

  • Dance (elective)
  • PASS: Physical Activity and Sports Studies (elective)

Stage 6 (Years 11 & 12)

  • Dance
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies

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.