The PDHPE and Sports programs at Emanuel aim to empower all students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to support their lifelong wellbeing.
Our Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) staff deliver a wide variety of curricular and co- or extra-curricular programs at Emanuel School, focusing on physical activity and the role it plays in personal development and wellbeing. These include representative sport, EActive and Duke of Edinburgh Award programs.
Primary School PDHPE
Kindergarten to Year 2 focuses on the development of the 11 fundamental motor skills, which include gymnastics, dance, athletics, ball handling and physical fitness. Years 3 to 6 further develop fundamental motor skills through a greater focus on team sports and sport education.
The School is a member of the All Suburbs Independent School Sports Association (ASISSA). As part of this association students compete in athletics, cross-country and swimming carnivals. Students also have an opportunity to compete in a range of sports at an interschool level. This association provides a representative pathway for elite athletes to progress to Combined Independent Schools (CIS) events.
Primary School EActive
The Primary EActive Program aims to offer a variety of physical activities before school, at lunchtime and after school for Emanuel students in Years K-6. The program is designed to offer activities and sports that may not regularly be offered through school programs, creating an increased opportunity for our students to move and be active. Some of these activities include surfing, karate, beach volleyball, dancing, cricket, netball, fitness and many more. The EActive program runs on a term cycle, allowing students to book into a 10-week program each term. The EActive program is always evolving and open to the inclusion of new activities every term.
High School PDHPE
PDHPE programs deliver the mandatory NSW syllabus to all students from Years 7-10. A high premium is placed on physical activity in inspiring outdoor settings. This includes activities such as surfing at Bondi and Maroubra beaches, yoga and beach volleyball at Tamarama Beach, orienteering in Centennial Park, in addition to traditional sports, such as tennis, netball, soccer, touch football, dance and gymnastics. The PDHPE program also explores key health topics, such as nutrition, relationships, growth and development, drugs and mental health, amongst many others.
In addition, we offer a range of Outdoor Education programs such as the The Duke of Edinburgh’s award in Years 9-12, and skiing in Year 9.
Students in Years 9 and 10 can take the elective PASS course (Physical Activity and Sports Studies), which appeals to students with a particular interest in sport and physical activity.
In Years 11 and 12, students can elect to study a 2-unit PDHPE course for the HSC.
High School Representative Sport
The School is a member of the Combined Districts Secondary Sports Association (CDSSA). As part of this association, students compete in gala days and carnivals across numerous sports, including athletics, cross-country, swimming, basketball, netball, oztag and football. This association provides a representative pathway for elite athletes to progress to Association of Independent Co-educational Schools (AICES) and Combined Independent Schools (CIS) events.
Emanuel is a founding member of the Sydney Schools Cup, which is a weekly inter-schools sporting competition, and the School also competes at the NSW Schools Futsal Competition. Each year, Emanuel hosts the David Horwitz Rugby Challenge and as a Jewish School, competes against other Jewish Schools in sporting gala days.
High School EActive
The aim of the EActive program is to provide sporting, fitness and recreational opportunities for all students in Years 7-12.
This program is not selective and every student is provided with the opportunity to choose their activities of preference each term. Some of the activities offered include fitness sessions, surfing lessons, beach volleyball, touch football, running club, netball, tennis, swimming squad and pilates. Activities change each term and are selected to meet student interest and demand.