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Health and Physical Education

Health and Physical Education (HPE) is a school-based subject that draws on many disciplines and fields of study in the construction of its identity. HPE reflects the dynamic and multidimensional nature of health and recognises the significance of physical activity in the lives of individuals and groups in Australian society. It provides a foundation for developing active and informed members of society, capable of managing the interactions between themselves and their social, cultural and physical environments in the pursuit of good health.

The focus of HPE is the integration of students’ physical, personal, social, mental and emotional health and wellbeing. Through engagement in learning experiences and assessment opportunities, students are challenged to understand the effects that culture, society, socioeconomic status and education have on their own and others’ wellbeing. They will understand the contribution they can make to the improvement of individual, family and community health outcomes by exploring issues particular to themselves, their peer group and their family, and advocating for change.

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Senior Physical Education

The course focuses on the complexity of factors that influence individual and team dynamics and performances. Students are not only required to engage in physical activity, but also to analyse and evaluate physical performance, and use problem solving strategies to improve their own technique and performance.

More information - Year 11/12

Senior Recreation Studies

Recreation provides an alternative area of study to Authority Physical Education. It has been designed for thos students who are still interested in a range of physical activities but without the rigorous theoretical component of Physical Education. However students will still complete a theory component that will relate to recreation, the role of physical activity, safety and interpersonal and group dynamics.

More information - Year 11/12