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 the 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 respect, sexuality, diversity, relationships, gender/ power/stereotypes, safer sex, negotiation and consent.
The practical component extends the range of sports activities that students have covered in the compulsory courses in Year 8. The development of game skills and 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.