Physical Education

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) 

From Kindergarten right through to Year 10, we encourage active participation with the aim of nurturing healthy bodies and healthy minds. Planning for practical PDHPE lessons is guided by the NSW Physical Literacy continuum which has interrelated critical aspects:

  •  Movement competencies

  •  Tactical movement

  •  Motivation and behavioural skills

  •  Personal and social attributes

Korowal offers many varied sports and physical activities. We have a multi-purpose indoor hall, a basketball court with line markings for a variety of sports, a small school oval and an outdoor gym circuit. With access to the school bus, high school PE classes can take advantage of local facilities in addition to our school resources including council swimming pools, the local crossfit gym, bushwalking trails in Hazelbrook and Lawson, climbing gyms, local skate bowls, and the Hazelbrook Club for lawn bowls and croquet.  

Specialist coaches from sporting leagues such as hockey, cricket, AFL and tennis are brought into the school to run programs, as well as specialist instructors for other sports such as dance, circus, fencing and even snowboarding. Primary school students participate in an intensive learn-to-swim program each year and our annual sporting events include:

  • Primary School Swimming Carnival – Year 36

  • High School Swimming Carnival – Year 710

  • Primary School Huff & Puff Gala Day 

  • Whole School Fun Run

We also take teams in both primary and high school to local inter-school gala days, for sports such as basketball, futsal, cricket and AFL. On all of these occasions, participation and fun are our primary aims and we never select school sports teams in a competitive way. All students with an interest are invited and encouraged to join a team. We take pride in our students' positive and enthusiastic representation of our school at these sporting events  win, lose or draw.  We encourage good sportsmanship, inclusion, teamwork and respect for the rules of play.