Health and Physical Education
|Subject Name||Health and Physical Education|
|Staff Contact||Matthew Honner
This course is divided into a health component and a practical component.
The health component of the course is based on the SHINE program. Participation aims to improve students' ability to develop healthy relationships, confidence and happiness within themselves and their bodies, and make safe, well-informed decisions now, and in the future. Topics include sexualisation in the media, sexually transmitted infections, contraceptive methods, diversity of sexual attraction and respectful relationships.
The practical component extends the range of sports activities that students have covered in the compulsory courses in years 8 and 9. The development of skills and game knowledge to improve performance is the focus, however, students will also 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.