Peterborough School

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Personal development, health and physical education

Personal development, health and physical education (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 at Peterborough School have access to many fitness, sport and health programs.

Swimming in our hydrotherapy pool is a very popular activity for primary and high school students.  

Other fitness and movement skills are developed through our high school sports programs which includes boot camp, bush walking, bowling, sensory programs, bike riding and specialist game and movement programs. 

The Zones of Regulation

This program is an important resource used across the school in our personal development classes. 

Zones of Regulation assists students to recognise how they are feeling and when needed, use "calming tools" to self regulate behaviour. 

The program also encourages students to think about the size of a problem and to use their inner coach to think in a positive way.


Some class health programs include 'munch and crunch'. Students may begin morning tea with 'munch and crunch' to encourage healthy eating. 

Weekly class cooking sessions include healthy food choices for students. 

Classes may also include teeth brushing and personal grooming in their health program.

Sporting schools program

Primary students have access to a weekly in-school sporting schools program delivered by 'The Disability Trust'. 

This program focuses on improving students' movement, ball and playing skills.

Personal development

As part of our personal development programs resources including the 'SoSAFE!' program are used to develop and promote personal awareness and safety.