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Not for ourselves alone

Curriculum 2022

Health and Physical Education


Subject Name Health and Physical Education
Year Level 8
Subject Length Semester
Subject Type Compulsory
Staff Contact Matthew Honner


This course is divided into a health component and a practical component.  

 The health component 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 puberty, sexual harassment, self-image, relationships, sexting and cyberbullying, safe and unsafe practices, and decision making. 

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: Decision Making in Relationships
  • Health Journal
  • Brochure/Pamphlet/Poster: Mental Health/Positive Education
  • The Human Body: Skeletal and Muscular Systems
  • Numeracy Task: Collation and Analysis of Fitness Testing Data
  • Sports Performance Analysis: Intro to Data Analysis
  • Practical Assessments may include Touch Football, Basketball, Tennis, Cricket, Fitness and Athletics - Peer, Self and Teacher Assessed

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.