Rivendell School staff program and deliver Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) to years 7 – 10 students.
This contributes to a greater understanding of self and identity, relationships, healthy lifestyles and how to make safe choices. This inspires students to make lifelong physical activity a habit, in connection with their local recreational clubs and facilities.
The physical education (PE) component consisted of students participating in, and developing skills in hockey, soccer, touch football, athletics and Australian Rules Football. Students have attended PE excursions, such as when they went to Coogee Beach where they participated in a beach volleyball skill development workshop and other beach games.
In the past, all students across the school participated in the Premier’s Sporting Challenge which enhanced their understanding of the benefits of exercise for the mind and body.
In 2015, the weekly sports award was introduced, recognising student sportsmanship, participation, effort, and enthusiasm. This has resulted in an increase of students authentically participating and feeling acknowledged during PE. As part of Rivendell’s commitment to connecting with community, an AFL workshop in collaboration with the Sydney Swans football team is hosted, linking students to a club and encouraging them to connect with their local AFL teams and clubs at a grassroots level.