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
||Traditional Indigenous Games
||Thursday 23rd May 2019 4-5:30pm
Join us for this PDHPE workshop on Traditional Indigenous Games (TIG) at Doonside Public School. In this session you will be given a background to the cultural significance of these games, how to plan a session, run through a range of demonstrations of the games and enjoy practical group demonstrations.
The workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about, appreciate and experience aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture. You will also be shown how to use modern day equipment to facilitate and celebrate Aboriginal culture. Overall this workshop is designed to greatly assist you in integrating TIG in your school community.
||Introduction to Gymnastics
|| Tuesday 18th June 4-5:30pm
This workshop presented by Kate Blisset at The Ponds High School has been specifically designed by Gymnastics NSW to equip teachers and/or High School Students with the knowledge and confidence to deliver quality fundamental gymnastics programs in a school environment. It will help teachers understand fundamental movement and its relation to physical activity (including all sport, fitness and recreation activities) and brain development. The course incorporates aspects of physical literacy to develop skills of balance, agility, coordination, locomotion, rotation and jumping using gymnastic concepts.
This is a 1.5 hour, short workshop targeted for Kindergarten to Yr3 however, it is appropriate for all levels of primary school. This workshop is designed to give a basic taste tester into the world of gymnastics and would be complimented with a full day Teacher Course or a Beginner coaching course.
||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.
||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.
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