Health & Physical Education

Overview

This subject is a general Physical Education and Health course. Students will participate in a variety of practical activities that will enable them to continue their development of skills and develop their ability to apply strategies to team games. Students will also participate in a range of training methods.

During theory lessons, students will gain an insight into the dimensions of health and the factors that impact on an individual’s health. The main causes of disease and disability in Australia are studied and research of a relevant health promotion program undertaken. The health of youth becomes a focus and students will explore how identity is established and markers of independence identified. Mental health, as an issue of youth, is also investigated.

They will also cover theory related to the human body such as bones and muscles, energy systems and basic nutrition requirements for sport. Students will also explore fitness components, training methods and principles. Students will endeavour to design a fitness plan and complete a peer teaching task. Students may also have the opportunity to plan and conduct a tabloid sports event for younger students.


Dance and Health

This subject is designed for students wishing to further develop their skills in creating and performing dance. Students will undertake a variety of dance styles and complete a range of group tasks related to creating dance. Students will also complete theory based around how to create interesting choreography. Students must also be aware that they need to complete a practical exam at the end of the semester. Students do not have to have extensive dance backgrounds to undertake this subject, however a passion and interest in this subject.

During theory lessons, students will also gain an insight into the dimensions of health and the factors that impact on an individual’s health. The main causes of disease and disability in Australia are studied and research of a relevant health promotion program undertaken. The health of youth becomes a focus and students will explore how identity is established and markers of independence identified. Mental health, as an issue of youth, is also investigated.

Assessment Tasks

  • Practical participation
  • Group choreography tasks
  • Research projects
  • Health Theory
  • Journal/workbook
  • Exam - Practical and Theory


Outdoor and Environmental Studies

During this subject students will develop and strengthen survival skills and outdoor education activity based skills through both practical and theoretical application. Theory lessons will include topics such as surf awareness, safety in the outdoors, minimal impact bushwalking, environmental issues, basic first aid and camp preparation. Students will also be expected to undertake a range of practical activities such as, lifesaving and survival swimming, surfing, mountain bike riding, bushwalking and an overnight camp. STUDENTS AND PARENTS MUST BE AWARE THAT THEIR IS A $220 COST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SUBJECT.

Assessment Tasks

  • Practical participation
  • Planning and participation in peer teaching or tabled sports events
  • Assignments/Research projects
  • Health and Physical Education Theory
  • Journal/workbook
  • Exam