About Pennant Hills physical culture club
At Pennant Hills Physical Culture Club (Pennant Hills Physie for short), we proudly teach the BJP Physical Culture curriculum. BJP Physie is the oldest running and most prestigious Physical Culture establishment in Australia. For 125 years, BJP has provided a national platform for Physie clubs to come together to engage in competitions and camaraderie.
“Physie is an elegant way of developing not only fitness but also grace, strength and focus in our girls and women. At BJP, what we are most proud of is how Physie weaves its way throughout the lives of Australian families. Generations of women have discovered lifelong friendships, a true sense of community and a sport for life in Physie.” – Jackie Rawlings, BJP Physical Culture
Empowering Girls for Life
There is an aura of confidence around Physie girls of all ages. Taught to stand tall, with strength and pride, they are team players committed to achieving their goals.
Unlike some ballet and dance studios, Pennant Hills Physical culture club focuses on developing the self-esteem of its students. By teaching them to have a positive relationship with their bodies, we help students blossom with confidence and self-assurance.
BJP Physie is passionate about nurturing students’ total wellbeing, in both mind and body. Physie is an accepting and encouraging team sport, where every member is supported and motivated to be the best they can be.
Meet the Teachers at Pennant Hills Physie!
Denise has been at Pennant Hills for the majority of her teaching profession. Her dedication, passion and friendship developed at the club is evident in the results of the girls and ladies she cares for. Margaret and Naomi have joined the teaching team.
Testimonials from Students and Family at Pennant Hills Physie
What can I say about physie? This will be my 60th year of doing physie and I have made some very good friends. Kim Campbell now of The Entrance Physical Club I met at East Granville Physical Culture Club in 1965. We both moved to Berala with Doreen Smith then Pennant Hills with Denise Hanley. Denise was our teacher in 1966 for many years and my teacher again since 1987 at Pennant Hills! Physie just makes sense for all sorts of reasons.
I have done Physie for 32yrs (yes since I was 4!) I originally began with Lauren Grant at Grantham and now I am with the Pennant Hills club and absolutely love it. Physie is not just a sport, it’s a lifestyle. It’s the friendships you make, it’s the fun you create and it’s the rewards you reap for the love you have for it. Physie is my outlet. It’s where I go for me time, it’s the chats before, during and after class that I cherish and it’s the encouragement and motivation from my beautiful Physie family that make me go back for more and strive for greater things each and every year. I may not be a champion, but the high I get from being a member of a team and doing the best I can makes me feel like a champion. And at the end of the day, if my teacher has a smile on her face and nothing much to say, then I know we’ve done a great job!
I have been involved in physie since I was born! Mum taught at Pennant Hills when I was little and the other mums (mostly Bev and Sue) would look after me until I could do physie myself. I have been to a few clubs now due to moving around for my husband’s work and it is great because you have instant friends and social interaction every week which was so nice when you move to a place where you don’t know anyone but I always come back to Pennant Hills! ❤