PDHPE & Sports


Students study PDHPE (Personal Development/Health/Physical Education) in Years 7-10. The Courses contribute significantly to the cognitive, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development of students. It provides opportunities for students to learn about, and practise ways of, adopting and maintaining a healthy, productive and active life. It also involves students learning through movement experiences that are both challenging and enjoyable, and improving their capacity to move with skill and confidence in a variety of contexts.

PDHPE provides the opportunity for young people to explore issues that are likely to impact on the health and wellbeing of themselves and others. These issues affecting young people include physical activity, mental health, drug use, sexual health, nutrition, supportive relationships, personal safety and discrimination.

The subject PASS (Physical Activity and Sports Studies) is also available for study as an elective from Years 9-12. The courses promotes the concept of learning through movement. Many aspects of the course can be explored through participation in selected movement applications in which students experience, examine, analyse and apply new understanding. Students are encouraged to study areas in depth such as Nutrition, Coaching, Safety in Sport and Sports Anatomy to name a few.


Energy, enthusiasm and outstanding results characterise the Danebank approach to Sports. The school’s competitive reputation is outstanding with students reaching state and national levels of competition.
Specialist coaches are employed to provide unique opportunities for students who are gifted at sports and for our Saturday sports program.
Sports played at Danebank include:

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Dragon Boating
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Field Hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Indoor Hockey
  • Netball
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Waterpolo


Facilities include an Aquatic Centre, Gymnasium and multi-purpose court.


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