This area of study provides for the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development of students. It involves students learning and practising ways of maintaining active, healthy lifestyles and improving health.

Students study aspects of a social view of lifestyles where the principles of diversity, social justice and supportive environments are fundamental aspects. Individual, family and community values and beliefs and the socio-cultural and physical environments in which we live will be examined.

Main areas of study for Years 7 - 10 include: Nutrition, Drug Use, Sexual Health, Road Safety, Relationships, Mental Health, Consumer Health, Difference and Diversity, and Individual and Community health.

Physical activity also makes up 50% of the PDHPE curriculum. Students gain experience in a range of sports and movement contexts including (but not limited to): Football, Netball, Soccer, Tennis, Gymnastics, Dance, Cricket, T-Ball, Lawn Bowls, Archery, Swimming, Traditional Indiginous Games, Volleyball and Slide Hockey.

Bourke High School has a rich external sporting curriculum on offer as well; Students have the opportunity to compete with the wider western region in numerous games and sports. Details for these sports are released during the year, and you will find reports for all of our sporting conquests on the tab pbar to the left of this page.


Teachers of PDHPE at Bourke High School

Name: Matt Meikle

Age: 24

Favourite Sport: Cricket/Rugby League

Favourite Sportsperson: Jeff Thompson/Dennis Lillee/Mitchell Johnson


Name: Kirsty Jedrzejak

Age: 25

Favourite Sport: Netball/Curling

Favourite Sportsperson: Layne Beachley/Sam Stosur




For more information please contact ether of the PDHPE Staff at Bourke High School on 6872 2522.