Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

This key learning area is directly concerned with the development of the student as a whole person.

At St Kieran’s our Personal Development and Health program aims to emcompass all aspects of a student’s wellbeing, inclusive of social, mental, physical and spiritual health. Our programs focus on encouraging students to make informed decisions and to develop positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle.


The syllabus covers the development of skills and knowledge and understandings. It is divided as such:


  • Communicating
  • Decision Making
  • Interacting
  • Moving
  • Problem Solving

Knowledge and Understandings:                

  • Active Lifestyle
  • Dance
  • Games and Sports
  • Growth and Development
  • Gymnastics
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Personal Health Choices
  • Safe Living

We have a specialist Physical Education teacher who works on skills development with all students for one session per week. In addition, K-2 have a gross motor program, while year 3-6 participate in school and inter school sports sessions. Programs in surf safety awareness, yoga and game skill clinics are also included for various year levels.