Health and Physical Education
|Subject Name||Health and Physical Education|
|Subject Length||Full Year|
|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:
Practical participation is an essential element of the curriculum. Students who cannot take part on medical/health grounds require notes from parents/carers.