In Health and Physical Education, students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to strengthen their sense of self, and build and manage satisfying relationships. The curriculum helps them to be resilient, and to make decisions and take actions to promote their health, safety and physical activity participation. As students mature, they develop and use critical inquiry skills to research and analyse the knowledge of the field and to understand the influences on their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing. They also learn to use resources for the benefit of themselves and for the communities with which they identify and to which they belong.
Health and Physical Education is a Compulsory Subject for Years 7-10
The Health and Physical Education curriculum in Year 7 to Year 10 focuses on the broader role students play in contributing to the health, safety and wellbeing of their wider community. The curriculum provides scope for students to examine and address health areas relevant to them and their families and community, as well as developing health literacy skills. The curriculum supports students to investigate techniques to assess the quality of movement performances using a range of tools to appraise, analyse and enhance performances. In addition, students develop the skills and confidence to be creative in how they adapt and improvise their movements to respond to different movement situations, stimuli, environments and challenges.
Optional Health and Physical Education Subject choices for Senior Grades
AFL ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT
AFL Athlete Development’s primary aim is to develop a high quality AFL learning environment so students build upon existing AFL skills and knowledge. The value of being healthy, active, a positive team member and the associated benefits, are also a key aspect of the course content. Specialist coaches are provided to ensure the students are provided with the best possible opportunity to develop their AFL skills.
SPORTS SCIENCE GRADE 9
Sports Science provides an exciting opportunity for any student who is interested in sport and recreation and wants to further their understanding of how the human body scientifically relates and reacts to different to sports and physical activity.
SPORTS SCIENCE GRADE 10
Grade 10 Sports Science is an inter-related course with Grade 9 Sports Science, however; it can be studied without any previous knowledge or back ground in this area.
Students are given the opportunity to practice and research the fundamentals of golf both in theory and in practice. They experience the difficulties associated with the physical and mental aspects of golf and research techniques to assist.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE RECREATION
This course allows students to explore the marine environment, learn about snorkeling/kayaking equipment, and learn how to identify native and introduced marine species. Students also develop their aquatic confidence through participation in snorkeling and kayaking activities. In the cooler months students experience a variety of short walks on Mt. Wellington and surrounding areas.
SURFING AND LIFESAVING
Students learn lifesaving techniques, understanding of surf environments, how to surf or how to improve their surfing technique. The course involves practical activities at swimming pools, surf beaches such as Clifton Beach and culminates in a 2 day surf camp.