Physical Health and Personal Development

At St. Joseph's School, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education is seen not merely as a subject that is taught, but as a way of developing an awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle.


As in all other Key Learning Areas taught at St. Joseph's, PD/H/PE has a religious dimension.


'The various school subjects do not present only knowledge to be attained, but also values to be acquired and truths to be discovered.' (The Catholic School, n.39) from Treasurers New and Old p.25. At St. Joseph's, we encourage individuals to adopt a healthy lifestyle for themselves, and to develop a responsibility to inform others of the positives associated with health living.


The aim of our PD/H/PE curriculum is to develop well informed individuals on issues such as improved health practices, positive relationships, informed decision making, quality of life, the value of physical activity, less sickness and disability and a positive attitude towards a healthy lifestyle.

Click here to read the PDHPE Policy.