10 Physical Education and Health

Although next year timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms C. McConachie

The Health and Physical Education Programme at Year 10 focuses on the concept of total well-being. Through learning in this learning area students will gain the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

Through the Health Programme students will explore Body Image, Sexuality Education, Careers, Drugs and Keeping Ourselves Safe.

In the Physical Education Programme, there are a range of compulsory aspects that students participate in. These include Gymnastics and Dance, Fitness, Aquatics (Stroke Development and Surf Survival) and a range of team and individual sports. We also run a free swimming programme for those students who need help improving their swimming technique or learning to swim.  Attending Year 10 camp is optional but highly recommended.

Throughout both Health and Physical Education students will be encouraged to recognise the importance of working with people and learning skills and strategies to maintain and enhance those relationships. There is also a strong emphasis on participation and lifelong learning.

At Year 10 students have 2 periods of Physical Education a week and 1 period of Health.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Year 10 Camp Fee ( approx $200 ) - optional but highly recommended.

Students need to bring their own sports clothes / sports shoes to change into for every PE lesson.
When swimming, students need to bring their own swimming togs, towel, swimming cap and goggles.

Assessment Information

Students will be assessed over the course of the year in the following aspects in PE:
Tactical Awareness, Movement Performance, Aquatics and Fitness.

Students will complete small group project work that they will be assessed on over the course of the year, in the following aspects in Health:
Keeping Ourselves Safe, Sexuality and Drugs.


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We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.