Learning
Health and Physical Education

Learning Area: Health & Physical Education

Subject Description

Physical activity, sport and recreation are an important part in the lives of people in Australia. Participation in physical activity provides opportunities for relaxation, enjoyment, recreation, fitness, social interaction and competition. The experience of physical activity in play, recreation, sport, fitness and outdoor environments, provide challenge, personal growth and enjoyment. It promotes lifelong participation in physical activity through the development of movement competence and examines the factors that affect people’s participation and performance in physical activity. Students also explore the health concerns of young people and the strategies that are designed to improve their health. Students identify outcomes of risk-taking behaviours and evaluate harm-minimisation strategies. Physical activity, sport and recreation are an important part in the lives of people in Australia. Participation in physical activity provides opportunities for relaxation, enjoyment, recreation, fitness, social interaction and competition. Students will experience a variety of physical activities including a four day swimming program which continues on from year 7, gymnastics unit, and many more. Students will look at the components of fitness and ways to improve an athlete’s performance. They will also examine many aspects of nutrition and identify outcomes of risk-taking behaviours and evaluate harm-minimisation strategies.

Areas of Study

  • Fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Harm Minimisation
  • Practical work

 

VELS Dimensions

Movement and Physical Activity
Health Knowledge and Promotion

Assessment

Tests
Assignments
Swimming Program
School Based Practical Performance