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Truscott Street Public School

Truscott Street Public School

Quod Potui Perfeci

Telephone02 9878 1264

Personal development, health and physical education

Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) is a mandatory curriculum area from Kindergarten to Year 10. This subject provides students with opportunities to explore issues that impact on the health, safety and wellbeing of themselves and others. 

School Sport

At school, students participate in weekly half hour sports lessons, aimed at improving their capacity to move with skill and confidence. During Term 2 students have the opportunity to work with specialised teachers through the Sports in Schools Association (SISA), participating in programs that focus on skills such as athletics.

We coordinate a variety of whole school sporting events, including our annual Swimming Carnival, Athletics Carnival and Cross Country Carnival. Students with qualifying times are then invited to the respective zone carnivals.

Truscott Street Public School also participates in the Ryde PSSA network. All Years 3 to 6 students are invited to trial for summer or winter teams during Term 1. The summer PSSA sports include t-ball (Years 3 and 4 only), softball (Years 5 and 6 only), newcombe ball and volleyball (Years 5 and 6 only). The winter PSSA sports include soccer, AFL and netball. Once the teams are selected, students are expected to attend weekly training sessions before school. Students travel by bus on Friday afternoon to play against other school teams within the area. For more information, see the Ryde PSSA website.

Premier’s Sporting Challenge

During Term 2, students will participate in the Premier’s Sporting Challenge, which encourages students to engage in increased physical activity over a 10 week period. Students will keep track of their physical activity at school, with the support of our school sport captains and staff. For more information, please visit the NSW Premier’s Sporting Challenge website.

Healthy Initiatives

Our staff provide a number of initiatives within the school on a daily basis to encourage healthy choices and lifestyles. All students are able to bring a healthy snack for the morning learning session, known as ‘Crunch and Sip’. Students also participate in a wide variety of incursions that provide important, hands on learning opportunities, such as Life Education, Road Safety and Interrelate. Notes are sent home at the time of these incursions, and further information can often be found in our school newsletter.