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Thursday, 04 Feb 2016

PDHPE: Implementing amended content relating to Domestic Violence

Amendments to the Year 7-10 Personal Development Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) syllabus to make content relating to domestic violence explicit, should now be incorporated into 2016 teaching and learning programs.

The PDHPE teacher toolkit: Prevention of domestic violence has been developed to assist in the implementation of the amended content. Key features of the domestic violence teacher toolkit include:

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Definitions
  • Signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Suggested resources
  • Support available
  • Sample activities
  • Research and references

To further assist teachers in planning the integration and delivery of the amended content, the NSW Association of Independent Schools is running a PDHPE Webinar: Respectful Relationships and Domestic Violence on Tuesday 1 March from 4.00 - 6.00pm.

Please contact your education sector for assistance for additional support:

Association of Independent Schools of NSW
Assistant Director, Professional Learning, Jo McLean: 
Education Consultant, Student Wellbeing & PDHPE, Nicky Sloss:  

Catholic Education Commission NSW
State Coordinator, Student Wellbeing, Peter Grace: 

NSW Department of Education
PDHPE Advisor 7–10, Renee West:

Schools can make a difference through whole-of-school policies and procedures, and the delivery of curriculum content relating to respectful relationships and domestic violence.

For more information, contact:
Karen Ingram 
Inspector, PDHPE
(02) 9367-8150