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Berry Public School

Berry Public School

Growing In Knowledge

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Personal development, health and physical education

Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.

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.

Sport and Fitness

Berry Public School students actively participate in 150 minutes of planned fitness and sport every week including swimming, gymnastics, dance and fundamental movement skill development.

Our gifted and high potential athletes compete in many local and state sporting competitions including but not limited to; rugby league, football, tennis, netball and cricket. We also compete strongly in athletics, cross country, and swimming carnivals.


All students in Year 5 and 6 participate in a dance program with a specialist instructor. The dance lessons culminate in a performance at our open day and the annual Year 6 graduation dance.


Berry Public School students from K-2 participate in a 30-minute Gymnastics program with accredited and experienced instructors from GymSports. Gymnastics teaches children the fundamental movement skills and general coordination they need to enjoy moving through a wide-range of activities, and allows them to practice these skills in a safe and fun environment. 

NSW Primary School Sports Association (PSSA)

Talented athletes have access to a wide range of additional opportunities through representative sports run by the NSW Primary School Sports Association (NSWPSSA).  Schools across NSW are organised into zone groups, and Berry Public School is part of the Tongarra Zone Sports Association. 

Premier's Sporting Challenge

The NSW Premier’s Sporting Challenge encourages students over a 10-week period to participate in a broad range of sports and fitness activities to develop their understanding of the importance of sport and physical activity. The Australian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines outline that students aged 5-17 years should accumulate 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity per day. During the 10-week Challenge, students record their physical activity each day. Activities may include time spent in a range of sports during lunchtime, in school sport programs, class time, before or after school, and on weekends. The awards for daily activity are below.



Bronze 30 minutes per day

Silver – 45 minutes per day

Gold – 60 minutes per day

Diamond 80 minutes per day