Learning from Home -
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)

AISNSW is available to provide support to independent schools with PDHPE through a learning from home model. While each independent school is unique in their own context, below are some considerations and no cost resources that can be adapted to meet specific school and student circumstances, needs and interests.

Schools are encouraged to contact AISNSW PDHPE consultant Katrina Mostyn for advice in the area of PDHPE using a learning from home model.

The webinar beside involves panellists from diverse K-12 independent school contexts sharing approaches and strategies for PDHPE when moving to a learning from home environment. The ideas shared in 2020 may support teachers as they support learning from home in 2021.

AISNSW K-12 Heads of Sport Support Webinar

Held on Thursday 28 October (65 mins, 31 secs)

This webinar supports AISNSW Heads of Sport with existing COVID-19 updates relating to school sport and current on 28/10/21 (subject to change). In addition, Dr Juanita Weissensteiner from the NSW Office of Sport shares resources and support for athlete development from foundation to elite performance. The resources shared in the webinar are available via the portal below. 

PDHPE K-10 Webinar

Held on 8 April 2020 (Duration: 1hr)

PDHPE K-10 Learning from Home

The aim of the NSW PDHPE K-10 syllabus is to enable students to develop the knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes required to lead and promote healthy, safe and active lives. Learning from home provides a wonderful opportunity to enable students to apply their PDHPE learning into the real-world of their home environments.

While it is certainly challenging to prepare and adapt to different modes of teaching and learning, it is a chance to bring the five propositions and three skill domains to life when implementing student learning from home. The infographic below includes several considerations when preparing PDHPE learning from home.

AISNSW PDHPE Propositions and Skills when learning from home 

To discover more about the five propositions explore Monash University’s five-part video series presented by Dr Karen Lambert and Dr Justen O’Connor.

Is it Physical Education or Physical Activity?

Physical activity is important for the health and wellbeing of every student and teacher while learning and working from home.

Getting Students and Teachers Active at Home is a collated list of no cost resources that can be used to support and encourage a whole-school approach to movement throughout the day. They may be selected and adapted to suit the age, interests, abilities, needs and environment of students and teachers.

Important note: These activities are not intended to replace PDHPE learning for students but complement the PDHPE curriculum which involves exploring movement concepts with educative purpose.

PDHPE Safety Considerations when learning from home

PDHPE safety is equally as important when learning from home as it is in face-to-face teaching and learning. The PDHPE Safety Considerations will highlight areas to consider when instructing PDHPE practical concepts while students are learning from home.

Supporting K-6 and 7-12 Road Safety Education (RSE) as students return to on-campus learning

Sharing these messages with teacher, parents and carers can support a whole-school approach to Road Safety Education. By following road safety habits and driving practices, families send positive messages to their children and help them learn to be responsible for their own safety.

  PDHPE K-10 Resources

The following advice and resources are available to schools at no cost and can be adapted to suit the specific context needs of schools and students.

To support your selection and adaption of resources AISNSW has created a Guiding Principles for Schools and Teachers in Selecting Teaching and Learning Resources for Home Learning document. To ensure a whole-school approach, PDHPE teachers are encouraged to link with their Wellbeing staff and resources in the Wellbeing section of this Portal.


AISNSW K-12 PDHPE and Sport (closed) Facebook page, updated regularly with resources and support for member schools 

AISNSW PDHPE and Sport Twitter, updated regularly with PDHPE support @AISNSWPDHPE

Be You

COVID-19: Supporting educators, children and young people are resources for schools and educators to understand the importance of self-care and implement strategies when supporting children and young people.

Black Dog Institute

Black Dog Institute School-based resources are evidence-based and have been developed to assist secondary educators with building mental health and wellbeing education into their lessons.

Bullying, No Way!

Bullying. No Way! Primary and Secondary Resources to support positive and respectful relationships in primary and secondary schools.

Cancer Council NSW

Resources for schools and educators in K-12 supporting skin cancer prevention and skill development.

Climate Schools

Climate Schools are evidence-based programs to assist students to make positive choices around mental health, alcohol and other drugs. They are offering schools no cost access to the Climate Schools programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cricket Blast Program

Primary resources to assist student development in the skills of bowling, catching, throwing, two handed strike and locomotor movements. Teachers can access resources and a bag of games to support student learning.

eSafety Commissioner

COVID-19 keeping schools and learning safe online provide tips and resources for schools to use when moving towards online learning and ensuring the safety of staff, students and the wider school community.

An open letter to Australia’s school principals and teachers provides important information and resources to use to inform the explicit teaching of online safety in the PDHPE K-10 syllabus.

The eSafety Guide provides information about the latest games, apps and social media such as Zoom and the app House Party. This resource includes how to protect your information and report inappropriate content.

Professional learning program for teachers provides a range of webinar-based professional learning for teachers presented by eSafety’s expert education and training team.

eSafety Commissioner Newsletter to stay up to date with online safety including new eSafety resources, online issues, events, blogs and the latest research.

Primary Classroom Resources to support online safety teaching and learning for K–6 students.

Secondary Classroom Resources to support online safety teaching and learning for K-10 students.

Healthy Kids Association

Healthy Kids Association Teaching Resources promote and influence healthy food choices for children.

Fruit and Veg Resources are classroom activities for each primary school Stage and are linked to NSW syllabus outcomes.

Register for Fruit & Veg Month, the no cost, flexible and fun primary school event that encourages kids to eat more fruit and veg. The event provides resources including curriculum materials, class posters, student reward stickers, parent resources and a student competition. The event will be held Monday 23 August to Friday 17 September.

Live Life Well @ School

Live Life Well @ School is a primary school initiative to get more students, more active, more often and to focus on healthy eating habits. These resources support the initiative and can be adapted to the learning from home model.

Live Outside the Box is an interactive, fun, one-week activity for Stage 3 (Years 5 and 6) primary school students, on how to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

5 Ways to a Healthy Lifestyle provide factsheets on five simple ways families can lead a healthy lifestyle.

AISNSW Live Life Well @ School website provides independent schools with more information on the initiative and how AISNSW can support a whole-school approach to healthy eating and physical activity through professional learning consultancies, courses, online modules and funding projects.

Melanoma Institute

Resources for schools and educators in K-12 supporting skin cancer prevention and skill development.

NSW Cancer Institute

Resources for schools and educators in K-12 supporting skin cancer prevention and skill development.

NSW Office of Sport

Athlete Pathways and Development website 

Office of Sport Resources and Tools website 

Get Active at Home website 

Infographics for emerging athletes 

Infographics for parents/carers of emerging athletes 

Infographics for parents/carers of foundational level participants 

YouTube tips for emerging athletes to keep active at home 

YouTube Walking tips to keep active 

YouTube Tips for parents/carers to keep students active at home 

On The Move

On the Move contains road safety education resources for teachers and students. The resources support secondary students to learn about how to identify and reduce road safety risks, make safe decisions and how to become responsible for their own safety. The website contains Resources for Stage 4 Students, Resources for Stage 5 Students as well as Stage 6 Student Resources.

AISNSW Road Safety Education website provides independent schools with more information on road safety education in 7-12 and how AISNSW can support a whole-school approach to road safety through professional learning consultancies, courses, online modules and funding projects.

Olympics Unleashed

Olympics Unleashed organises Olympians and athletes aspiring for Tokyo to visit schools via an online platform to share how they set goals, overcome challenges and demonstrate resilience throughout their athletic journey. The 30-40-minute online presentations are no cost and aimed at Year 9 students.

Paralympics Australia

Paralympics Australia have a range of teaching activities to explore the history of the Paralympic movement in Australia, Paralympic values and a range of Para-sports. Primary and secondary schools can find Paralympics Australia Teacher Resources and Paralympics Australia Student Resources.


Phenomenom creates resources for primary teachers and students to increase their food literacy and create more opportunities to bring vegetables into the classroom. Schools can access the Dropbox of Resources for Primary Teachers to support student learning.

Positive Choices

Teacher Resources to support the teaching of drug and alcohol decision making to primary and secondary students.

Student Resources provide information and resources based on the latest research to support informed decisions about drugs and alcohol.

Reach Out

How to talk to your teenager about coronavirus provides tips to adults when they address coronavirus with teenagers.

Connectedness and reaching out is a resource for teachers of Years 7 to 10 students to encourage connectedness and develop friendships.

Emotional awareness and self-regulation is a resource for teachers of Year 7 to 10 students to assist in resilience and how they feel in different situations.

Self-care hand is a resource that encourages Year 7 – 12 students to look after themselves and identify self-care strategies.

ReachOut Schools has developed teaching and learning strategies and other resources that can be delivered remotely as part of PDHPE 7–10 units of work.

Safety Town

Safety Town is a road safety education resource for teachers, students and families. It provides a variety of interactive learning activities for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. Schools will find Resources for Primary TeachersResources for Primary Students and Resources for Primary Families.

AISNSW Road Safety Education website provides independent schools with more information on road safety education in K-6 and how AISNSW can support a whole-school approach to road safety through professional learning consultancies, courses, online modules and funding projects.

Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind free Mindfulness App to practice daily meditation and mindfulness exercises from any device as well as information on How mindfulness can help during Coronavirus.


SportAus: Information and resources for schools and teachers to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians and making communities stronger through sport and physical activity.

Yalunga Traditional Indigenous Games provides learning and experiences in aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures which are suitable for children and young people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

Playing for Life resources provide fun and active games to develop children’s skills, confidence and lifelong interest in sport.

Sports Ability inclusive activity cards for all levels of ability in Years 3–8, designed to develop children’s skills, confidence and motivation for sports-based activities.

Physical Literacy involves holistic lifelong learning through movement and physical activity. Sport Australia has identified the physical, psychological, social and cognitive skills people can work on to develop their physical literacy.

Tennis Australia

Bounce is a no cost portal with online workshops, curriculum resources and the new HomeCourtTennis initiative. HomeCourtTennis is designed to stimulate problem solving, creativity and discovery by students in their home. This is an incredible resource for PDHPE teachers finding Physical Education Learning from Home challenging.

Have you signed up to be a Tennis Australia Teacher Ambassador? Tennis Australia offer high quality teaching and learning strategies and resources for Primary Schools and Secondary Schools.