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 between 1.5 and 2.5 hours per week in Kindergarten to Year 6.
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.
As part of the school sports program, Mortlake Public School participates in the Western Suburbs Primary School Sports Association (PSSA) competition. The following sports are on offer for students in years 3-6 to try out for.
Summer PSSA - Cricket, T-ball/softball
Winter PSSA - Touch football, soccer (boys and girls), netball
The remainder of students in years 3-6 participate in school sport programs. Students complete many skills based activities and games to build up their skills in these sports. These groups are rotated every five weeks.