St. Pius X Primary School has developed this policy to support the school’s Mission Statement in understanding that the PDHPE Key Learning Area makes a unique contribution to the development of the whole child.

Students are given the opportunity to participate in a vast number of sporting experiences including athletics and swimming carnivals, cross country, representative sport. Specialists lessons by visiting sports people.

We believe that there is an increasing community awareness of the importance of healthy lifestyle and a growing recognition of the needs for students to be active, responsible and informed decision makers. The Personal Development, Health and Physical Education syllabus aims to provide students with the knowledge and practical skills necessary for meeting these needs and for developing a better quality of life for all.

At St. Pius X, PDHPE is a cross-curricula key learning area. Learning in PDHPE is important for our students because it:

  • Encourages an understanding and valuing of oneself and others;
  • Develops an ability in students to make informed decisions in their lives;
  • Promotes lifelong involvement in physical activity;
  • Enables students to participate in a variety of games and sports;
  • Is enjoyable.

The approach we take is based on the NSW Personal Development, Health and Physical Development K-6 Syllabus.

Sports uniform should be worn on Fridays.

A note must be given to the class teacher if your child is unable to participate in sport or PE.  Such non-participation should be kept to a minimum for the sake of the child’s health and well being.


Students are allocated to various sports houses to assist in sports organisation during the year.  The children represent their houses in the school swimming and athletics carnivals each year as well as during normal sports days and often P.E. times.

House captains are elected by each house at the beginning of each year.

The Houses are:

House House Colour
SARTO named after St. Pius X Giovanni Sarto Gold
SHANNON named after the first priest of St. Pius X Green
MCAULEY named after the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy Mother Catherine McAuley Red
MOORE named after a sister of Mercy who came from the Dubbo area  Sr. Therese Moore Blue