Oran Park High School

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Personal development, health and physical education

Oran Park High School PDHPE Faculty

The PDHPE faculty consists of:

Boris Bratic -Head Teacher

Mr Benjamin Condon - Sports Organiser

Ms Georgie Rysko - Transition Coordinator

Mr Nenad Vekic

Ms Peta Moran - Year 10 Advisor

Mr Christopher Ive - Year 10 Advisor

Mr Shane Stubbs

Ms Lorena Fedele

Ms Rachael Dimond - Student Leadership Coordinator

Ms Elise Batty

Mr Terry Conistis

Ms Amy Fisher

Mr Alec Ryan

Mr Nathan Rendell

Ms Julia Bostock

Ms Danijela Soldatic


Faculty vision

The Oran Park High School PDHPE faculty are dedicated to offering students with opportunities that will; engage and challenge all students to take full advantage of their individual talents and abilities, empower students to maintain safe and healthy lives, inspire all students to enjoy learning and to be enthusiastic, insightful and proficient learners, provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding that will support lifelong physical activity.

As a faculty our goal is to create future focussed students and present all students with the skills to work collaboratively with others, whilst being critical and creative. We envisage creating an environment where students learn through movement. Students are provided with opportunities to practise, develop and refine their physical, social and emotional skills that are important for leading a healthy, safe and active lifestyle.


Sport is an integrated model with Years 7 and 8 provided with one 75 minute lesson a week. Oran Park High School will be entering CHS knock out competitions, which allows students to play in a competitive environment against other schools in the Sydney South West region and the state. Students are provided further sporting opportunities through participation in our Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country Carnivals.

Courses offered in 2022

Stage 4         

Years 7 and 8 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education                    

Years 7 and 8 Integrated Sport

Stage 5          

Year 9 and 10 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Year 9 and 10 Integrated Sport

Year 9 and 10 Physical Activity and Sports Studies

Year 9 and 10 Child Studies

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.