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Health and Physical Education

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Junior Secondary Subjects

In Years 7,8 & 9 students study Health and Physical Education for a Semester in each year level, covering the following topics. 

​Year 7
​Theory
​Practical
Term A
​Super Snacks
​Swimming
Minor Games
Term B

​Decision Making
(Drugs and Alcohol)
​Athletics
Ultimate Disc


​Year 8
​Theory
​Practical
​Term A
​Body Image
​Oz Tagg
Basketball
Term B
​Equity in Sport
​Modified Euro Handball
Cricket


Year 9
​Theory
​Practical
​Term A
​Sustainable Health
​Futsal
Fitness
​Term B
​Respectful Relationships
​Aerobics
Touch Football


Year 10

Students in Year 10 have a choice for HPE. Students have two options:

Sports and Recreation (SRE)
​Theory
​Practical
​Term A
​Health Safety
​Swimming
​Term B
​Community Sport
​Oz Tagg


Sport and Recreation

  • Leads into the applied Syllabus subject – Sport recreation
  • Targeted for students who love playing competitive and social sport
  • Sport and recreation is subject that gives students a base of knowledge ready for further education
  • Sport and Recreation has a much more practical focus than Physical Education
or

Physical Education (PYE)
​Theory
​Practical
​Term A
​Barriers and Equity
​Touch Football
​Term B
​Energy Systems / Training Programs
​Netball

Physical Education
  • Leads into the general Syllabus subject – Physical Education
  • Develops:
    • Critical and creative thinking
    • Communication
    • Personal & Social skills
    • Collaboration & Teamwork
    • All through the use of physical activity
  • This subject is suited to those students have an interest in sport and who are thinking of going onto tertiary study after school as this subject has a high demand of written elements 

Senior Secondary Subjects

Year 11 and 12

Students in Year 11 and 12 have three options. Students will choose from the following subjects that run for a two year course. 

1. Senior Physical Education

  • General Syllabus subject
  • Targeted for students who wish to go onto Tertiary study or work in the health field, sport field and teaching.
  • Develops:
    • Critical and Creative Thinking
    • Communication
    • Personal & Social Skills
    • Collaboration & Teamwork 
    • All through the use of physical activity
  • It is recommended that you have done Year 10 Physical Education and or have achieved a B in Year 10 General English to be able to be successful in Senior Physical Education due to the high demand of written elements.
2. Sport and Recreation
  • Applied Syllabus subject
  • Targeted for students who love playing competitive and social sport
  • Base for future education or employment in fitness, health, outdoor education and sport fields
  • Practical focus rather than theory focus
3. Certificate III in Fitness - Please note this incurs an additional cost
  • Rigours course delivered to students via online learning with teacher direction
  • Combination of Theory and Practical components
  • Students will be competent in a range of essential skills including:
    • undertaking client health assessments
    • planning and delivering fitness programs
    • conducting group fitness sessions in indoor and outdoor fitness settings
  • Students will also obtain a First Aid and CPR Certificate and Beginning Coach Certificate upon completion.

Michelle Gianotti
Head of department 



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Last reviewed 17 March 2021
Last updated 17 March 2021