Personal development, health and physical education
Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.
According to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), students are expected to participate in PDHPE for between 1.5 and 2.5 hours per week in Kindergarten to Year 6 and for 300 hours per year in Years 7 to 10.
PDHPE provides students with opportunities to explore issues that are likely to impact on the health, safety and wellbeing of themselves and others – now and in the future. Students also participate in challenging and enjoyable physical activity, improving their capacity to move with skill and confidence.
In Year 11 and 12, courses available include:
Community and Family Studies
Community and Family Studies Life Skills
Exploring Early Childhood
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Life Skills
Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies.
Students have to opportunity to participate in a number of co-curricular sport programs including:
NRL gala days
Secondary Aboriginal Dance Workshops (Bangarra)
Netball gala days
Ronny Gibbs 7s (Rugby and Netball)
Paddle boarding on the Darling River
Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country Carnivals
Wilcannia Central School runs Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country Carnivals locally at the Wilcannia Swimming Pool, oval and at Yeoval respectively. A small group of students are then invited to participate in Barrier zone events.