Forbes High School

Education for a Better Quality of Life

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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 Premier's Sporting Challenge was established in 2008 to promote the importance of daily physical activity, not just for fitness but overall health and wellbeing. Students at participating schools record their daily activity during a 10-week period during terms 2 and 3.

Both students and teachers at Forbes High School are participating in this years NSW Premiers Sporting Challenge.

Promoting physical activity and a healthy lifestyle are important for ensuring our students health and wellbeing are supported while at school.

For further information relating to the Premiers Sporting Challenge click on the following link Premiers Sporting Challenge