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Curriculum 2022

Health and Physical Education


Subject Name Health and Physical Education
Year Level 7
Subject Length Full Year
Subject Type Compulsory
Staff Contact Matthew Honner


This subject is divided into two components, the health component and the practical component.

The health program aims to improve students’ ability to develop healthy relationships, be confident and happy within themselves and their bodies, and make well-informed and safe decisions now and in the future. Topics include communication, relationships, puberty, reproductive system, gender stereotypes and power, stereotypes, harassment, diversity, safe behaviours, decision making, and seeking help. The health component also includes units that focus on the importance of diet and exercise in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

The practical component includes a range of sporting activities that encourage students to improve basic ball handling, coordination, gameplay and physical fitness skills. The focus is the development of skills and game knowledge to improve performance; however, students will be expected to develop and display personal qualities, attitudes, and behaviours consistent with positive outcomes for individuals and groups.


Tasks may include:

  • Discussion: Text and Physical Activity Investigation
  • The Human Body: Fitness Components
  • Health Journal
  • Numeracy Task: Collation and Analysis of Fitness Testing Data
  • Sports Performance Analysis: Introduction to Movement Concepts in Sport
  • Practical Assessments may include Netball, Soccer, Table Tennis, Kickball, Fitness Testing, Athletics: Peer, Self and Teacher Assessed
  • Sports Coaching Practical (SEPEP)

Additional Information

Practical participation is an essential element of the curriculum. Students who cannot take part on medical/health grounds require notes from parents/carers.