Epping Boys High School

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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 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
  • Exploring Early Childhood
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies.

The school has a long and distinguished tradition of outstanding sporting achievements. In addition to a vigorous PDHPE program, all boys engage in sport from Years 7 to 12. 

Success on the sporting field continues to be experienced across a full range of team and individual sports. It has resulted in representation at the zone (195 representatives), regional (66 Sydney North representatives) and state (16 NSWCHS representatives). Epping achieved 1st at NSWCHS and 4th at NSW All Schools for our All Age Swimming Relay; 1st at Opens Football in the State Knockout competition; and Opens Hockey team made it to the final 8 in the State Knockout competition. Our achievements also extend to outside representation with outstanding individual achievements.

Epping Boys High School competes in more than a dozen different NSW Combined High Schools knowckout comptetitions, gala days and regional qualifying tournaments in various age groups: rugby, football, touch football, Rutsal, netball, reguby league, volleyball, basketball, tennis, cricket, water polo, basefball, AFL, hockey, lawn bowls and softball.

Over 500 guests (students, teachers, parents, special guests and old boys) attended the Annual Football and Rugby Dinners, showcasing and recognising the incredible talents of a huge number of students that compete in the two biggest sports at Epping.

Highlights of 2016 include selection in the U17 Australian Futsal team, Opens NSW CHS 1st XV Captain Rugby Union, and U17 and U19 NSW Badminton teams. We also achieved champion status with the following zone carnivals: School Swimming, School Cross Country, School Athletics, Football, Cricket School and Carnivals School.