Charlestown East Public School

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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 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.

Swimming carnival

Our swimming carnival is held each year at Charlestown Pool for students in Year 3 - 6 in the first couple of weeks of the school year.  It is held in the 25m pool enabling all students to participate in the carnival and enjoy the day.  Heats and finals are held in freestyle and the form strokes.  The running of the junior/senior boy and girl relays completes the day.

Serious swimmers wanting to represent the school at zone and beyond attend a time trial session before school one morning.