Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 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.
Students at Croydon Park Public School have a great opportunity to be involved in representing our school and themselves in a range of inter-school Primary Schools Sports Association (PSSA) sports program.
Croydon Park Public School is an active participant in the NSW Primary Schools Sports Association (PSSA) and prides itself on fielding respectful and competitive teams in various sports. Our summer sports (held in Terms 1 & 3) are cricket, softball and AFL, while our winter sports (Terms 2 & 3) are netball and soccer. All these sports are available to both girls and boys. Students and parents sign a contract that binds them to the school's Code of Conduct for external sport and our school takes the conduct of all parties out on the sporting field (and the sidelines) seriously. PSSA sport is designed for children to play competitive sport in a safe and educational environment.
Every student who is selected for a PSSA sport team is required to agree to and sign the student code of behaviour (PDF 52KB)
All teachers and officials adhere to the follow the teacher code of conduct (PDF 42KB) guidelines.
School sport for Year 3 to Year 6 students at Croydon Park Public School is a great opportunity for students to experience a variety of different sporting activities. Each term students elect a 1st, 2nd and 3rd preference for a sport of their choice from a selection provided by the sports coordinator. Students are placed into groups based on their preferences on a first in best dressed system. Some school sports are paid activities, which are indicated prior to students choosing their sport, although most are free. Students are encouraged to participate in sports that they love, or in activities in which they can improve. Some PSSA sports are included for students who want to practise and try out for teams in the future.
Sport options have included:
- Kung Fu
- Walking Club
- Running Club
- General School Sport