Physical Education & Health

The College’s Physical Education (PE) and Health programs consist of one semester per year of compulsory study for students in Years 7 to 9. These units consist of three 75 minute periods per week; two periods are dedicated to PE and one to Health Education.

The PE component incorporates a number of individual and team sports which aim to develop students’ motor skills and tactical knowledge. Students also participant in activities including peer-teaching, disabled sports and cooperative learning tasks. The aim of these activities is to develop leadership skills, confidence, teamwork and sportsmanship.
Health Education classes are designed around the Australian National Curriculum, covering food and nutrition, relationships and sexuality, mental health, drug education, safety and online behaviour, and the benefits of physical activity. These classes help students develop their social, emotional and mental health. A harm minimization approach is adopted across all classes where issues relevant to young people are investigated and discussed in a manner which is culturally appropriate.

Students also have the opportunity to select one of two Health and PE elective per year. These electives are designed to engage students in activities and sports that interest them. The objective is to encourage lifelong physical activity. The elective subjects offer a variety of experiences such as dance and gymnastics, futsal, beach volleyball, trampling, go-karting and fitness training.

In Year 10 students have the option of selecting one of a possible four Health and PE electives. These electives are designed to prepare students for related VCE subjects:  Physical Education, Health and Human Development and Outdoor Education and the Environment.

 

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