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Davidson High School

Davidson 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.

Sports programs at Davidson High School

Davidson offers a range of sports programs for each year group:

  • Years 7 to 10 students participate in a number of team and individual activities, such as swim school and the premier's sporting challenge. Year 9 and 10 students have the option of choosing Physical Acivity and Sports Studies (PASS) as an elective subject in addition to their regular PDHPE classes. 
  • Year 11 and 12 students can select PDHPE or sport lifestyle and recreation as two-unit subjects for their Higher School Certificate (HSC).  

Students are given an abundance of opportunities at Davidson High School to participate in a broad variety of sports.

Our devoted staff encourage them to strive for personal excellence, whether as a team member or an individual, highlighting the importance of sportsmanship, hard work and striving to achieve.


Everyone gets involved in these truly memorable events. Students are keen to support their house and participation is high with keen competition in both race and novelty events. These are held for swimming, athletics and cross country.

Knockout sports 

Students trial and are chosen as representatives competing in carnivals and competitions against other public schools in NSW. Sports may include: baseball, rugby league, basketball, touch football, rugby union, rugby 7s, cricket, soccer, and squash.

Wednesday sports

Sport is held on Wednesday afternoon for Years 8 to 10 whilst Year 7 do integrated sport within their timetable. Students are encouraged to develop their skills and a real sense of belonging to their sports house through participation and friendly competition.

Faculty staff

Mr B McNaughtan (Head Teacher)

Mr J Pocott (Year 12 adviser)

Ms L Warrick (girls adviser)

Ms S Machar (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

Ms L O'Leary - Sports Co-ordinator

Vanessa Wallace

Mr P Webster (Thursday)

Philippa Smith (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday)