Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) contributes significantly to the cognitive, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development of students. It provides opportunities for students to learn about, and practise ways of, adapting and maintaining a healthy, productive and active life. It also involves students learning through movement experiences that are both challenging and enjoyable, and improving their capacity to move with skill and confidence in a variety of contexts. It promotes the value of physical activity in their lives.
PDHPE is studied in the junior years in Stage 4 (Year 7 & 8) and Stage 5 (Year 9 & 10).
In Stage 5 (Year 9 & 10) students are able to choose the elective Physical Activity and Sport Studies (PASS).
In Stage 6 (Year 11 & 12) students can choose the 2 unit HSC course Personal Development and Health.
At Marian Catholic College, sport is organised within the constraints of other College activities to involve as many students as possible. All students are encouraged to participate in the College's Athletics, Swimming and Cross Country carnival, and sport and PDHPE lessons are used to prepare for them. Representative sport and extra-curricular sport, as well as other activities outside of school time, offer students chances to further their own interests and talents, and elite athletes to progress to state or national level.
The College is involved in the following sports at Diocesan, NSW Combined
Catholic Colleges and NSW All Schools levels:
- Cross Country
- Rugby League
- Rugby Union
- Touch Football
- Australian Rules Football
Students also have the opportunity to participate in:
- Cochrane and Riverina Cup-Rugby League
- Bill Turner Cup- Soccer
- Cudmore Shield-Cricket
- Tri-Sport Competition between local high schools.