Cromer Public School

Wisdom and Courage

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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.

PDHPE is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.

Sport options - Years 3 to 6

Home Sport

Students who are not involved in PSSA sport are given the opportunity to experience a range of sporting activities designed to develop their fundamental movement and gross motor skills.


The students in Years three to six have the opportunity to participate in a school based social tennis competition for their Friday sport during the school's home sport program.

Chocolate Box

Students who participate in the home sport program on Friday afternoons are given the option of participating in a targeted sports program involving Cardio fitness and bodyweight movements. This is open to all students who are interested in cardio training. Qualified trainers at the Chocolate Box Gym, Cromer, will run the program. The students will participate in a broad range of activities including shuttle runs, squats, skipping, airfit bikes, jumping and core strength training using body weight. 

Primary Schools Sports Association

The Manly Primary Schools Sports Association (PSSA) organises local inter-school sports competitions and a Zone Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics carnival. The Manly PSSA offer a summer sports competition (terms one & four) and a winter sports competition (terms two and three).

Cromer School currently participates in the following PSSA sports in both winter and summer.


  • Girls - Softball, newcombe ball (junior), volleyball (senior), Eagle tag
  • Boys - Cricket, newcombe ball (junior), volleyball (senior), Eagle tag


  • Girls - Netball and soccer
  • Boys - Rugby league and soccer

The school holds trials for summer and winter PSSA teams during term one. Students in years three to six are encouraged to trial in their preferred sport and a backup sport. 

The other schools who participate in Manly Zone PSSA Sports are Harbord, Manly West, Seaforth, Manly Village, Balgowlah North, Balgowlah Heights, Manly Vale, Nth Curl Curl, Dee Why, Narraweena and Beacon Hill.

Competition against our neighbouring schools is fun with the emphasis placed on friendly competition, good sportsmanship and skill development.

Inter-school sport competitions

 There are also opportunities to represent our school at inter-school sports competitions. As an NSW public school, we benefit from the opportunities for shared activities and competitions with other schools, coordinated by school sport associations.