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.
Castle Hill High School Sports
Castle Hill High School has a long tradition of active involvement within the N.S.W Combined High School Sports Associations Sporting Carnivals and State Wide Knock out Competitions.
Castle Hill High School has three School Carnivals during the calendar year, these being the Swimming Carnival ( February ), Cross Country ( March ) and Athletics Carnival ( May ). The Carnivals are run on a house basis with the highest scoring house crowned the Champion house. The four houses at Castle Hill High School are Caernarvon, Durham, Edinburgh and Windsor.
Castle Hill High School is a member school in the Hills Zone Sports Association and provides opportunities for students to represent Castle Hill High School at Hills Zone level, Sydney West Regional level and NSW State level in Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics.
Castle Hill High School also provides students the opportunity to represent their school in State wide knock out competitions. These teams are formed during the year and information regarding these teams is provided to the students at school assemblies and in the daily notice sheet. Coaching for these teams is provided through the expert guidance of individual teachers.