Personal Development Health and Physical Education
All students in Years 7-10 complete the syllabus from the Australian Curriculum in Personal Development, Health and Physical Education. In devising the program, the PDHPE Department has ensured it meets the requirements of NESA while providing students with fun, challenging and worthwhile learning experiences across a variety of activities.
Students complete theoretical components that cover a wide range of important topics relating to health, lifestyle, nutrition, first aid, relationships and decision-making.
One key goal is to improve student understanding of why fitness is important in their daily life, how it can be measured and ways to improve their current fitness level. To this end, we also host whole school carnivals each year in Cross-Country and Athletics. In addition, we include many different sports and activities based modules in our Years 7-10 practical curriculum.
In Years 9-10, the Physical Activity and Sports Studies Course is fantastic! The aim is to provide students who show an interest in this area the chance to further their studies in both practical and theoretical components. Where possible, opportunities are provided for students to learn theory concepts in a practical setting. The units covered over the two years are based upon anatomy and physiology, fitness, nutrition, coaching, Australia’s sporting identity, event management, and issues in sport including technology.
By the end of Year 10, students will have had the opportunity to develop advanced skills in health and activity related areas and provide those with interests and aspirations in such fields a sound foundation for further studies. The course also serves as a good introduction for those students wishing to do the senior PDHPE course.
In Years 11-12, students can study PDHPE to Higher School Certificate level. This is a fantastic course that contains stimulating and challenging content. It is different to but builds on the content of the junior courses. The type of student who would be encouraged to study this course includes students who have an interest in the human body and health and/or who are interested in pursuing careers in the medical field (eg nurse, physiotherapist, alternative medicine, ambulance officer, dietician), sports science, human movement field, sports management or administration, PDHPE teaching, the fitness industry (eg personal trainer) and health promotion.
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