Corowa High School

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Personal development, health and physical education

Sport for all

The Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) faculty at Corowa High contribute significantly to the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of our students. It is not just about physical activity.

Through classroom and practical activities, PDHPE encourages our students to think critically, solve problems and make informed decisions about their health, safety, wellbeing and physical activity. It is not just about playing games. Instead, we teach our students how to live healthy and safe lives and help them to equip themselves with the tools and knowledge to make informed, health-conscious and sound decisions throughout their lives, whilst, being aware of the many influences on their decisions. 

Within our school, we have an excellent air-conditioned indoor area to play games, ranging from basketball and badminton to indoor hockey, with additional covered areas to ensure year-round activity. Our grounds also contain 2 large ovals, with outside basketball, volleyball and netball courts. The school is also fortunate to have access to local sporting facilities including squash courts, a gym, lawn bowls greens, tennis court, a rowing club and we look forward to the opening of the year-round swimming pool.

Our students can participate in both intra-school sport, held on Wednesday afternoon and inter-school sport, which allows our students to compete state-wide against other schools, as well as represent in regional, state and national competitions. The school also supports our students in their sports outside of school.

Sports on offer at Corowa High School include:

  • Australian Rules Football
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Touch Football
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Clay Targets Shooting
  • Squash
  • Pilates
  • Gym Fitness
  • Tennis
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Dance
  • Volleyball
  • Cricket
  • Rowing

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.

  • Sports coaching from 2023