Students learn how to enhance their own and others’ health, safety, well-being and physical activity participation in varied and changing contexts.
The Learning Area of Health is committed to providing:
- A Physical Education program that develops positive attitudes, values and behaviours towards physical activity, as well as equipping students with the confidence and skills to remain physically active for their entire lifetime.
- A Health program which develops capacities to make informed decisions and take actions that lead to a physically, socially and a mentally healthy lifestyle.
The Learning Area of Health aims to provide programs which encourage students to:
- Develop positive attitudes, values and behaviours towards physical activity.
- Develop their potential to be involved as a skilled participant in a range of sports, fitness and outdoor activities.
- Develop an awareness of how fitness can promote health and wellbeing.
- Develop an understanding of the causes of ill health and strategies to prevent ill health.
- Develop an understanding of the balance of physical, social, spiritual and mental aspects of health in the effective functioning of individuals.
- Identify and equip students with the skills to make informed and appropriate decisions to minimise harmful situations.
Years 7 and 8
The Year 7 and 8 Health and Physical Education program aims to expand students’ knowledge, understanding and skills to help them achieve successful outcomes in classroom, leisure, social, movement and online situations. Students learn how to take positive action to enhance their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing. They do this as they examine the nature of their relationships and other factors that influence people’s beliefs, attitudes, opportunities, decisions, behaviours and actions.
Years 9 and 10
The Year 9 and 10 Health and Physical Education program aims to support students to refine and apply strategies for maintaining a positive outlook and evaluating behavioural expectations in different leisure, social, movement and online situations. Students will learn to apply health and physical activity information to devise and implement personalised plans for maintaining healthy and active habits. They also experience different roles that contribute to successful participation in physical activity, and propose strategies to support the development of preventative health practices that build and optimise community health and wellbeing.
Years 11 and 12
Students may select elective VCE studies from the following:
- Health and Human Development provides the opportunity for students to investigate health and human development in local, Australian and global communities. Health is a dynamic condition that is influenced by complex interrelationships between individuals and biomedical and behavioural factors, as well as physical and social environments.
- Outdoor and Environmental Studies is concerned with the ways humans interact with and relate to outdoor environments. ‘Outdoor environments’ include environments that have minimum influence from humans, as well as those environments that have been subject to different levels of human intervention.
- Physical Education examines the biological, physiological, social and cultural influences on performance and participation in physical activity. It focuses on the interrelationship between motor learning and psychological, biomechanical, physiological and sociological factors that influence physical performances, and participation in physical activity.