Gundaroo 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.

Gundaroo Public School is an active and sporting school with many opportunities for everyone to participate in something they enjoy.


We hold our school swimming carnival for years 3-6 in February each year at the AIS where we select our representatives to go on to the District Carnival.

K-2 have a fun water play carnival at school.

Additionally, we also hold two weeks of Intensive Swimming Lessons at the AIS in Canberra for the whole school at the end of each year. 

Cross country

The whole school does Cross Country in Term 1.  11 and 12 year olds run 3 kilometres, 8/9/10 year olds run 2 kilometres and K- 2 run 1 kilometre!  Our six fastest runners in the 2 and 3 kilometre runs go on to the District Cross Country to compete against the other nine primary schools in the Queanbeyan District.


Athletics is held in Term 2.  Again, our senior students are selected to compete at the District level in both field and running events when we hold our school carnival for all students K-6 at the Gundaroo Oval. We finish the day with novelty events in peer support groups.

Sporting schools

We have been fortunate to acquire Sporting School grants which have enabled us to have Tennis and Basketball lessons on a weekly basis, as well as subsidising the cost of transport for our annual Intensive Swimming Lessons. The parents and citizens' association (P&C) funded the refurbishment of the tennis court which is used regularly by both the school and the community.