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. Students will experience a variety of physical activities including a five day swimming program, self defence program and many more. Students will identify the health concerns of young people and the strategies that are designed to improve their health. They will also look at the muscular and skeletal systems as well as looking at the major aspects of sun and water safety.

Areas of Study

  • Active Lifestyle
  • Anatomy
  • Sun and Water Safety
  • Practical work

VELS Dimensions

Movement and Physical Activity
Health Knowledge and Promotion


Physical Performance
School Based Practical Performance