In Health and Physical Education, students develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to strengthen their sense of self, and build and manage, satisfying respectful relationships. They learn to build on personal and community strengths and assets to enhance safety and wellbeing. They critique and challenge assumptions and stereotypes. Students learn to navigate a range of health related sources, 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 physical activities – confidently, competently, and creatively. As a foundation for lifelong physical activity and enhanced performance, students acquire understanding on how the body moves and develop positive attitudes towards physical activity participation.
The table below identifies the theory components for each term with the assigned practical activity. In each term students complete a theory and practical task.
Students in the Junior School are required to participate in Sport on a Wednesday afternoon. Student may select from Interschool sports or recreational activities.
The interschool sports program, requires student to select a sport and then travel to that venue, in most cases via bus. There is a $50 fee for each season (summer and winter) to cover costs relating to travel, venue hire, uniforms, registration and umpire fees.
Recreational activates are based at school and vary from year to year based on available staff. Activities range from board games to study to handball.
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 and 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.