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Physical Education Curriculum

At years 7 to 10 Physical Education is a compulsory, two period a week subject for the year. Physical Education aims to develop the student’s skills and their ability to work co-operatively in a team, while encouraging good sportsmanship at all times. Students are involved in a range of games, activities and sports, which include the following:

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10
Fitness Testing Fitness Testing Fitness Testing Fitness Testing
Athletics Athletics Badminton Basketball
Softball Basketball Sofcrosse Korfball
Cricket Gymnastics Basketball Indoor Soccer
Bat Tennis Netball Football Codes Fencing
Soccer Hockey Netball Netball
Volleyball Dance Self Defence Squash
Gymnastics   Gymnastics Gymnastics

 

Assessment

Includes assignments and an assessment of the student’s participation, understanding and competency in a range of movement and physical activities.

YEAR 7: PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Students participate in two periods of Physical Education per week and wear the St Helena Secondary College’s PE uniform. Homework is one assignment per semester. Students also have the opportunity to develop their water safety skills at La Trobe University during a 4 week swimming course.

YEAR 8: PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Students participate in two periods of Physical Education per week and wear the St Helena Secondary College’s PE uniform. Homework is one assignment per semester. During Year 8 students are exposed to a three week gymnastics unit at BTYC in Donvale, which allows them to explore body movements at a more advanced level.

YEAR 9: PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Students participate in two periods of Physical Education per week and wear the St Helena Secondary College’s PE uniform. Homework is not provided due to the practical nature of this subject. The highlight of the PE curriculum at Year 9 is the Self Defence unit completed over five weeks. After completion students will have developed the knowledge to protect themselves and friends from harmful situations.

YEAR 10: PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Students participate in two periods of Physical Education per week. At this level students take on the responsibilities of coaching and umpiring roles. There is no homework due to the practical nature of the subject.

During Year 10 the aim is to create an environment where students feel they have the skills and confidence to participate in physical activity once they leave school. This is developed through a five week program at La Trobe uni, here the students are given the opportunity to experience the facilities the fitness centre has to offer.

FURTHER STUDIES
VCE PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Students at years 11 and 12 can undertake further studies in PE with VCE Physical Education. The course consists of the following units:

  • Unit 1: Learning and Improving: movement analysis, coaching for enhanced performance.
  • Unit 2: The active body: body systems and performance, the impact of physical activity on the individual.
  • Unit 3: Physiological and participatory perspectives of physical activity: monitoring and promotion of physical activity, physiological requirements of physical activity
  • Unit 4: Enhancing physical performance: Enhancing fitness through training, strategies for enhancing sports performance

VCE Vet Certificate III In Sport And Recreation

Students during Years 11 and 12 complete the requirements of the Certificate III in Sport and Recreation. During this time they complete develop knowledge on the fitness industry. Units covered include:

  • Fitness
  • Sport and the Law
  • Recreational Law
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Occupational Health and Safety

Year 9 Health Education:

In Year 9 students one 50 minUTE period of Health Education. The purpose of this curriculum is to give the students the skills and knowledge for situations relevant to their age group. The “Harm Minimisation” approach is used for topics on:

  • Alcohol and Drugs

Other topics covered include:

  • Sex Education
  • Relationships

New in 2010 is a semester program for Year 9 girls called “healthy lifestyles and fun fitness for girls”. The girls are educated issues such as:

  • Being active for life
  • Body Image and self esteemli
  • Movement to music
  • Alternative physical activties

Year 10 Health Education:

In Year 10 the focus is shifted from teenage health issues to a more physiological look at the human body. This is particularly evident in term on and two were the students study the topics of “Body Systems” and “Fitness components”. In the second semester students are educated on the facts of Nutrition and the health affects the obesity brings about.


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