Health & Physical Education


In this subject area, students explore the physical, mental, social and emotional benefits of participation in regular physical activity, as well as developing their movement and motor skills. Students focus on the importance of physical activity, developing an understanding of the importance of life-long participation in physical activity as well as, analysing factors affecting motor skill development in various activities. Students also identify outcomes of risk-taking behaviour such as smoking, and sun and water safety

 

Classes cover a range of sports providing students with the opportunity to combine motor skills, strategic thinking and tactical knowledge to improve individual and team performance.

Key areas of study include: 

  • Physical activity and movement 
  • Health knowledge and promotion
  • Respectful relationships 
  • Working in teams
  • Technology and ICT 

 

The Health and Physical Education department also encourages students to develop their skills and knowledge in non-curricular activities including: Active April, PE Week, Volleyball Staff Vs Students, Senior Soccer Staff Vs Students, Dodgeball etc

Lunchtime Gym sessions and the sports carnivals for swimming and athletics.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in a range of interschool sports. More information about our sports program can be found by clicking here



Subjects available in the Health and Physical Education faculty include

Year 7 & 8 

  • Physical education is a core subject (Full year)
Students have the opportunity to attend several excursions which include:
  • 5 sessions of Swimming at Paul Sadler (year 7)
  • 10 Pin Bowling (year 7)
  • 2 sessions of a Modified Tennis Program at Rec West (year 7)
  • 5 sessions of Swimming at Paul Sadler (year 8)
  • Rollerblading at Sunshine Skating Centre (year 8)
  • 3 sessions of Badminton at Rec West (year 8)

 

Year 9 

  • Physical Education (students must pick this for at least one semester) 
  • Soccer Education (Elective) 
  • Rock & water (Elective)
Students have the opportunity to attend several excursions which include:
  • Goal Ball (Blind Sport)
  • 2 sessions of Gymnastics at Gymnastics Unlimited

Year 10 

  • Physical Education (students must pick this for at least one semester) 
  • Rock & water (Elective)
  • Sport Education (Elective)
  • Health & Human Development (Elective)
Students have the opportunity to attend several excursions which include:
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • 2 sessions of Taekwondo at Halls Taekwondo

VCE 

  • Physical Education Units 1-4 
  • Health & Human Development Units 1-4

Facilities

  •         New Basketball Rings in the GYM
  •         Big Fan and Extractors to help reduce the heat in the hot weather
  •         Synthetic Pitch
  •         New Basketball and Tennis Surface
  •         Upstairs Gym for students in Years 9 to 12