Ballimore Public 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 between 1.5 and 2.5 hours per week in Kindergarten to Year 6.

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.

Primary schools sports association

Ballimore Public School is a member of the Dubbo & Wellington P.S.S.A. (Primary Schools Sports Association) Small Schools’ Sports sub-group which includes the following schools:                                  

  • Dubbo School of Distance Education
  • Eumungerie Public School
  • Geurie Public School
  • Mumbil Public School
  • Stuart Town Public School
  • Tooraweenah Public School
  • Wongarbon Public School

Ballimore competes against these schools in a Swimming Carnival in February and an Athletics Carnival in August.  Children selected from these carnivals continue on to the Dubbo District P.S.S.A. carnivals and depending on success, to the Western Area P.S.S.A. carnivals and the NSW State PSSA Championships.  Trials are also held for a Dubbo District Cross Country Carnival in Term 2.

Ballimore also on occasions combines with these schools for other events, such as sports days, excursions and cultural activities.