The western Sydney PDHPE Network is open to teachers from all schools teaching the K-6 syllabus in the local government areas of Blacktown, Cumberland, Parramatta and The Hills. Each term the PDHPE Network offers a 1.5 hour training session for teachers which is accredited at proficient teacher level by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).
Local schools host the PDHPE Network which is coordinated by the Live Life Well @ School team. Topics are usually linked to teaching physical education and often include teaching Fundamental Movement Skills, Gymnastics and Dance.
All participants receive a certificate upon completion of this training. Written feedback from attendees is used to determine choices for future sessions.
The network is all about professional development and sharing experiences.
2019 PDHPE Network Schedule
||Cooking with Kids
||Tuesday 20th August 4-5:30pm
Schools are the perfect place to encourage children to learn about cooking and making healthy food choices. Join us for this interactive workshop at Melrose Park Public School where we will share a range of simple recipes and healthy eating ideas.
This will be a practical hands on workshop where as teachers you will follow simple recipes to create healthy snacks and meals. From this practical session you can feel confident to teach the children in your classes simple recipes that they will love to make.
From the workshop you will gain a new-found understanding of how easy it is to lead your children in cooking activities, with nutritious recipes you can take back to school to guide you through your lessons. Led by a Dietician from our Population Health team, we look forward to teaching you that Cooking with Kids is simple.
||Thursday 29th August 4-5:30pm
This training workshop provides you with the opportunity to understand how to effectively program PDHPE opportunities into the school curriculum. The session will support you to best plan your yearly PDHPE syllabus for the benefit of your students. This session is for teachers to reflect on teaching, learning and assessment practices and evaluate existing programs. Consider how your current programs:
• reflect the needs, interests and abilities of students
• include teaching, learning and assessment activities that link content and outcomes
• provide students with the opportunities to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to the depth required in the content and outcomes
• show connection and progression of content and skill development for students
• are flexible and dynamic documents that change in response to student learning
• allow for various forms of assessment, student feedback and teacher evaluation
• include adjustments for students with special education needs
• reflect schools and communities’ values.
This session will be run by Cristy Budd, who is a PE teacher/sport coordinator at St Michaels Primary School in Blacktown. Cristy has also been recently recruited by ACHPER to run their PDHPE programming sessions and has a wealth of experience to share about how best to plan and deliver programs that meet the syllabus requirements and student needs.
||Tuesday 17th September 4-5:30pm
|| Last year Bunnings ran a fabulous PDHPE session on creating a healthy garden. This time around we will focus on soil regeneration of lapsed gardens. The session at Blacktown North Public School will include the following with lots of opportunities for questions.
1. The safe way to remove weeds/overgrowth without ‘poisoning’ the soil
2. What soil needs & why (healthy garden stems from healthy soil) –incorporating composting in this section
3. Products to use for the organic garden
4. How to most effectively use such products
5. Planting out the organic garden
Kylie is the Activity Organiser at Bunning’s who has a wealth of knowledge to tap into, making this an ideal session for schools wanting to implement a healthy garden at their school.
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