Junior Health and Physical Education
Health and Physical Education classes at Coorparoo Secondary College uses the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education, to inform student learning.
The Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education is broken into two content strands
• Personal, social and community health and
• Movement and physical activity.
In Health and Physical Education, students develop skills, knowledge and understanding to strengthen their sense of self to build and manage respectful relationships. Students learn to build on personal and community strengths to enhance theirs and others safety and wellbeing. They critique and challenge assumptions and stereotypes. Students learn to navigate a range of health-related resources, services and organisations.
At the core of Health and Physical Education is the acquisition of movement skills and concepts to enable students to participate in a range of activities with confidence, competence and creativity. As a foundation for lifelong physical activity with improved performance, students acquire understanding on how the body moves and they develop positive attitudes towards physical activity participation.
The table below, identifies the components for each term with the assigned practical activity. In each term students complete a theory and practical task.
- Personal Safety
- Thrown together –Newcombe/Volleyball
- Healthy Lifestyles
- In the running – Athletics/Soccer
- Fit and Healthy – Fitness games/Soccer
- Respectful relationships
- Shoots and scores – Indigenous games
- Food for Life
- Hit the ball –
- Drugs and alcohol
- Skill diversity – Touch/Oztag
- Challenge by choice
- Energise me – Aus kick
- Establishing and managing changing friendships
- Find the groove – Dance
- Food for me
- Invasion games –Basketball/Netball
- Growth mindsets
- Stroke out – Cricket/Softball
- Party safe
- Teams sports – Oztag/Ultimate disk/Team games
- Moving matters – Oztag/Ultimate disk/Team Games
Years 7-9 students will study Health and Physical Education for two lessons per week; one theory and one practical. The year 10s will study Health and Physical Education for three lessons per week; two theory and one practical. During practical lessons, it is expected that students wear their sports uniform. Coorparoo Secondary College is a sun safe school and thus requires student to apply sunscreen prior to going out into the sun as well as wear their school hat. SP 50+ sunscreen will be supplied in each practical lesson with the expectation that students will apply at the direction of their teacher before going out into the sun.
- Community health
- Clear the net – Badminton/Volleyball
- Introduction to sport science
- Spirit of activity – a range of sporting activities
Senior Health and Physical Education
In the Senior Phase of Secondary Education, the faculty of Health and Physical Education offers the following subjects; Health, Physical Education, Sport and Recreation.
Health is a General subject suited to students who are interested in pathways beyond school that lead to tertiary studies, vocational education or work. A course of study in Health can establish a basis for further education and employment in the fields of health science, public health, health education, allied health, nursing and medical professions.
Health is a course of study consisting of four units. Subject matter, learning experiences and assessment increase in complexity from Units 1 and 2 to Units 3 and 4 as students develop independence as learners.
Units 1 & 2 provide foundational learning which allows student to experience all syllabus objectives and begin engaging with the course matter. Unit 1's course materials focuses on 'Resilience as a personal health resource', with Unit 2 examining 'Peers and family as resources for healthy living' through the topic focus of Alcohol.
Unit 3 & 4 consolidate student learnings and will contribute to ATAR calculations. Students will engage in Unit 3 'Community as a resource for healthy living' concentrating on the topic of road safety and Unit 4 examines 'Respectful relationships in the post schooling transition' through the topic of domestic violence.
There are two pieces of assessment for each unit and these will be investigation and examination based.
Physical Education is a General subject suited to students who are interested in pathways that lead to tertiary studies, vocational education and work. A course of study in Physical Education can establish a basis for further education and employment in the fields of exercise science, biomechanics, the allied health professions, psychology, teaching, sport journalism, sport marketing and management, sport promotion, sport development and coaching.
Units 1 & 2 provide foundational learning which allows student to experience all syllabus objectives and begin engaging with the course matter. Unit 1's course materials focuses on 'Sport psychology, equity, and physical activity', with Unit 2 examining 'Motor learning, function anatomy, biomechanics and physical activity'.
Unit 3 & 4 consolidate student learnings and will contribute to ATAR calculations. Students will engage in Unit 3 'Tactical awareness, ethics, and integrity, and physical activity' and Unit 4 examines 'Energy, fitness and training and physical activity '
There are two pieces of assessment for each unit and these are a taken from a range of assessment types from projects, investigations and examinations.
Sport and Recreation
The subject of Sport and Recreation is an Applied subject which focuses on the role of sport and recreation in the lives of individuals and communities. It is a subject that provides students with the opportunities to learn through and about sport and active recreation activities. Successful completion of this subject will contribute 4 credits to the Queensland Certificate of Education, (QCE).
Sport and recreation activities are a part of the fabric of Australian life and represent growth industries in Australian society. Sport and recreation activities can encompass aspects such as social and competitive sport, fitness programs and outdoor pursuits.
In Sport and Recreation, students are involved in communicating ideas and information in, about and through sport and recreation activities. These activities will be the medium through which students examine the efforts of sport and recreation on individuals and communities, investigate the role of sport and recreation in maintaining good health, evaluate strategies to promote health and safety, and investigate personal and interpersonal skills to achieve goals.
Sport and Recreation involves students working individually, in groups and in teams. Students will be involved in acquiring, applying and evaluating information about and in physical activities and performances, planning and organising activities, investigating solutions to individual and community challenges and using suitable technologies where relevant.
A course of study in Sport and Recreation can establish a basis for further education and employment in the fields of fitness, outdoor creation, and education, sports administration, community health and recreation and sport performance.