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 normally offers a 1.5 hour training session for teachers.

The PDHPE Network is coordinated by the Live Life Well @ School team. Topics are usually linked to teaching physical education. Past sessions have included teaching Fundamental Movement Skills, Gymnastics, Dance, Physical Activity & Academic Performance.

Written feedback from attendees is used to determine choices for future sessions.

The network is all about professional development and sharing experiences.

Please note: face-to-face workshops have been postponed due to COVID-19 until further notice

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Term 1 PDHPE Network session "Be Well, Teach Well" was held 3rd March 2021. 


Being a teacher is a challenging role at the best of times; 2020 has taken the challenge to a new level! In 2021 we encourage you to take some time to consider your own well-being.

If you missed the opportunity to hear from well-being expert Dr Darren Morton BEd (Hons), MAppSc, PHD, FASLM., access the webinar recording here.

In this webinar, Darren presented evidence-based ways to lift your mood and your life. Darren explored well-being enhancing strategies, from Neuroscience, Lifestyle Medicine and Positive Psychology research.

The webinar also includes a 10 minute overview from the Live Life Well @ School team.


Term 2 PDHPE Network session "Setting up a Sustainable School Garden" was held Tues 1st June 2021.

If you missed hearing guest presenter Peter Dawe from the Royal Botanic Gardens you can access the recording here.

Peter provides practical tips and information on:

  • Composting, soil building and water saving techniques, including wicking beds
  • Knowing what to plant when
  • Learning how to maintain a financially and socially sustainable garden

The webinar starts with a 20 minute overview by Live Life Well @ School team on: 

  • Promoting healthy eating through a school garden
  • Linking the garden to the curriculum

Download resources:

  1. Easy composting
  2. Building a herb spiral
  3. Creating a no-dig garden
  4. Creating a sensory garden
  5. Creating a wicking bed
  6. Easy worm farming guide

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