Health and Physical Education focuses on students enhancing their own and others’ health, safety, wellbeing and physical activity participation in varied and changing contexts. Health and Physical Education offers students an experiential curriculum that is contemporary, relevant, challenging, enjoyable and physically active.
Physical Education classes are focussed around students participating in a variety of physical activities in a range of environments (indoor, Outdoor and Aquatic). Students explore different actions of the body and begin to understand how these actions affect movement efficiency.
Students practice developing their basic motor skills in a range of activities such as running, hopping, jumping, skipping, catching, throwing, kicking, rolling, balancing, twisting and turning. They are also introduced to more complex skills such as leaping, dodging, over-arm throw, dribbling and striking balls, cartwheeling and handstands. Some of the sports used to achieve this are Soccer, Australian Rules Football, Athletics, Gymnastics, Dance, Basketball, Netball, Rugby, Baseball, Cricket and Tennis.
Physical Education classes are focussed around students refining and expanding their range of skills, performing them with increasing precision, accuracy and control in more complex movements, sequences and games. Students begin to observe, and give constructive feedback on the skill performance of their peers. Students are required to achieve all these objectives in a range of different environments (indoor, Outdoor and Aquatic). Some of the sports taught throughout the year to improve student performance include Soccer, Australian Rules Football, Athletics, Gymnastics, Dance, Basketball, Netball, Volleyball, Rugby, Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, Hockey, Cricket, Badminton and Tennis.
Students begin to complete in more advanced competitions and events. These competitions and events include House and District Swimming, House and District Cross Country, House and District Athletics and Interschool Sports. As part of the Interschool sport program the students have the chance to compete in the sports of AFL Football, Rugby 7’s, Lacrosse, Cricket, Softball, T-Ball, Netball, Volleyball, Hockey, Basketball and Lawn Bowls. In the instance of a team being successful at District sports, they have the ability of the competition going through to State level via the SSV program.