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Not for ourselves alone

Curriculum 2022

Health and Physical Education


Subject Name Health and Physical Education
Year Level 9
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 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:

  • Discussion Text: Impact of technology on young people
  • Health Journal
  • Biography: Athlete Character Strengths
  • The Human Body: Respiratory and Cardiovascular Systems
  • Numeracy Task: Collation and Analysis of Fitness Testing Data
  • Poster/Brochure: Social Behaviours (Drugs and Alcohol)
  • Movement Concepts for Success: Utilising Space in Invasion Games
  • Practical Assessments may include: Korfball, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Softball, Fitness and 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.