Health & Physical Education
Health and Physical Education are compulsory subjects for Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 students.
Physical Education is another important aspect of a student’s well-being. The activities offered in this program are designed to increase each student’s perceptual motor ability, physical health and social wellbeing. Students will develop fundamental movement skills to the point where they can perform and modify sequences and strategies in response to specialised individual, team or group strategies to optimise performance.
The subject of Health Education focuses on prevention and covers areas of importance to adolescents living in a rapidly changing world. Students will broaden their knowledge of factors affecting their health and develop understandings in personal and community health and safety. The underlying principle of this subject is to produce well-informed young people who can make considered decisions to ensure their good health both now and in the future.
Through interaction with the natural world, Outdoor Education aims to develop an understanding of our relationships with the environment, others and ourselves. With focuses on practical activities and learning through experience, students develop a relationship with nature and the natural environment and are introduced to ways in which it is managed. The ultimate goal of this course is to contribute towards a sustainable world.
Fitness and Recreation
The lower school Specialised Physical Education program offers students the opportunity to develop more advanced skills than that offered in the Physical Education syllabus. In addition, students are required to learn the rules of a specific sport and develop their interpersonal skills through umpiring sports matches.