ABOUT ROUSE HILL PHYSIE
At Rouse Hill Physie, 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, Rouse Hill Physie 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 well-being, 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 OUR TEACHERS!
Linda has been a physie student and competitor from age 3. She began teaching in 1995 and has taught all age groups throughout her teaching career. Her students have won many team competitions and she has had many students progress to National Grand Finals in their individual competitions.
In addition to her involvement in physie, Linda has spent more than 20 years working as a social worker in various charity organisations assisting children and young people who are at risk and living out of home.
During her years as a physie teacher, Linda has been involved in numerous events produced by our parent body, Bjelke-Petersen School of Physical Culture. Linda has been the logistics manager and co-convenor of the bi-annual BjP Associate teachers’ conference for more than 10 years. These conferences provide education and practical training for around 200 new and experienced teachers each year.
Linda has also been involved in the annual production of Senior National Finals Finale at the Sydney Opera House, the mass physie display at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, Dance Expo and Australian Dance Festival and the BjP 125 Year Spectacular.
Catherine started physie at age 7 and has loved it ever since, competing every year in junior champion girl and state teams competition where she often won places in the championship grade section.
As a senior Catherine competed regularly in the national champion girl events showing her strength and flexibility while completing this challenging syllabus.
While competing in the ladies sections Catherine has regularly made the zone final as well as participating in the National Elite ladies competition.
Catherine joined the Rouse Hill Physie teaching team in 2015 as a relief teacher. Catherine is a passionate and energetic teacher who is highly regarded by her team mates and well loved by her young students.
Melanie has been a physie student since she was a preschooler. Melanie has been a member of many winning teams and has regularly qualified for zone and national finals.
Melanie began teaching physie in 2012, taking on the preschool and 5/6 year class. She is now teaching up to the 12 years and has taught many students who have qualified for the National Finals held at Sydney Olympic Park and many of her teams have won their division in the state teams competitions.
Melanie is a warm and engaging teacher and her young students adore her.
Carlee started physie when she was 4 years old and loved it from the start. She has represented her club at a national level many times throughout her physie years and she has participated in teams competitions. In 2017 Carlee was a member of the Rouse Hill Senior team that took out first place in the state teams championship.
Physie isn’t the only dance sport that Carlee loves. From age 10 she has studied tap dancing, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, musical theatre and ballet. She studied HSC dance in 2012 and is a qualified FATD dance teacher.
Carlee has been involved in many productions including pulse at opera house, state dance, and the School Spectacular.
TESTIMONIALS FROM STUDENTS AND FAMILY
We have been members of Rouse Hill Physie for the past seven years and absolutely love it. With the the unconditional support of our amazing teachers it has given us all the confidence to strive for our dreams and allowed us to form friendships and bonds that will last forever - Heidi Martin
My girls joined Rouse Hill Physie six years ago and I joined them two years later. Together we are enjoying a sport we all love. We are building strength, confidence and resilience, while I am fulfilling childhood dreams, We have all made friendships which will be lifelong - Jenny Cook
Physie was a part of my life as a young girl, so when I looked for dancing for my 3 year old daughter, we found Rouse Hill Physie. Now 8 years later, Chloe, Chelsea and I are all a huge part of this amazing, fun, family orientated Club. Physie is so great for our fitness, posture and core body strength. We all look forward to our classes, and learning new routines each year. Not to mention the great times we have with the lifelong friends we have met along the way - Barb Hogan