The Forest High School

Respect, Responsibility, Personal Best

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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.

Students at The Forest High School enjoy an extensive sports program participating in Combined High School (CHS) and grade competitions, knockout competitions and a number of other competitions in addition to representing the school at Zone, Regional and State Carnivals in Athletics, Swimming and Cross Country.

Sport is vital for the physical, emotional and academic development of well-rounded students. The diverse opportunities offered at The Forest High School have ensured that the school is well-represented in a variety of sports.

Students not only participate in sport but they are also given opportunities to act as officials, mentors and sport organisers. School carnivals are well-attended and supported with all three carnivals (Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics) continuing to be outstanding days on the school calendar.

All students are given the opportunity to participate in sport through Years 7 to 12.     

School Recreational Sports

Basketball Squash
Fitness Leader Netball
Handball Surfing
Indoor soccer Table Tennis
Kayaking Tennis
Ninja Warrior Touch Football
Rockclimbing Power Walking
Rotational Sports Weight training
Soccer Zumba

Grade Sports

Basketball Touch Football
Soccer Volleyball