Health and Physical Education

The Years 7 to 10 Health and Physical Education program is based on the following AusVELS standards:

   1. Movement and physical activity
   2. Health knowledge and promotion.

 

 

Year 7

Health knowledge and promotion    The theoretical component of this course consists of the study of: Drug education which explores the dangers associated with cigarette smoking as well as the development of strategies on how to avoid taking up the habit; ‘Fit for Life’ which focuses on learning about the various components of fitness and how to apply them when planning a fitness program.

Movement and Physical Activity    The practical component of this course consists of the study of: Swimming, where students are taught basic stroke mechanics as well as water safety and survival strategies; Athletics, which aims to develop fundamental running, jumping and throwing skills; Table Tennis, which focuses on developing correct stroke mechanics as well as emphasising the importance of strategising in game situations; Fitness development, which focuses on building and maintaining various fitness components.


Year 8

Health knowledge and promotion    The theoretical component of this course consists of the study of: Nutrition, which aims to identify the role that nutritious foods play in maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle; Rock and Water Program, which aims to build self esteem and resilience.

Movement and Physical Activity    The practical component of this course consists of the study of: Swimming, which focuses on improving stroke development as well as water safety and survival strategies; Soccer and Volleyball, which focus on encouraging correct skill acquisition and fitness as well as emphasising the importance of strategising in game situations.

 

Year 9 
 

Health knowledge and promotion    The theoretical component of this course consists of the study of: Health promotion through the ‘Lets get active’ unit, which highlights the benefits to be gained from leading an active lifestyle; performance analysis through the “Action Packed” unit and attitudes to various forms of sporting conduct through the ‘Be a good sport’ unit.

Movement and Physical Activity    The practical component of this course consists of the study of: Swimming which focuses on stroke technique with an emphasis on endurance and fitness; Football, Handball, Basketball and Cricket , which focus on encouraging correct skill acquisition and fitness as well as emphasising the importance of strategising in game situations.

 

Year 10

Health knowledge and promotion    The theoretical component of this course consists of the study of: Drug Education, where students focus on the dangers and consequences of using illicit drugs; Nutrition taught through the ‘Eat well-live well’ unit, which focuses on bringing greater awareness to the nutritional needs required at different stages of growth as well as highlighting the link between various illnesses and poor diets. First Aid, which aims to equip students with an understanding of various symptoms and management techniques that deal with common injuries and illnesses; Body systems taught through the ‘Fit to play’ unit, which strives to develop an understanding of body systems and various fitness components.

Movement and Physical Activity    The practical component of this course consists of the study of: Aikido, which aims to introduce an understanding of the various principles associated with this martial art as well as developing self defence techniques; Tennis, which focuses on encouraging correct stroke technique as well as emphasizing the importance of strategising in game situations; The Rock and Water program, which focuses on developing both visualisation and goal setting skills in order to achieve one's potential; Body Conditioning, which focuses on the development of correct exercise and training techniques.