Physical and Health Education Year 7 – Year 10

lcw_303_plc_pey7-10-1438The PE and Health course includes health and fitness, individual and team sports. The courses aim to foster a positive attitude toward physical activity to promote a healthy and active lifestyle.

Physical Education

Year 7 and 8 (Develop Me)

Physical Education courses are delivered as units of inquiry and through the philosophy of concept-based teaching and learning. The focus in Years 7 and 8 is on skill development and establishing a strong foundation in the fundamental movement skills. Courses are aimed at providing students with knowledge of specific motor skills through participation in a wide range of activities. Skills involving hand-eye co-ordination, general body co-ordination and components of fitness will be developed. The rules and general principles of team play will be introduced to allow the girls to participate in matches at Inter-School or social and recreational levels.

Students are assessed in the following:

  1. Performing and Applying (50%) – Performance of individual skills and skills in competitive contexts. (Practical)
  2. Understanding Movement (25%) – Communicating understanding and problem solving. (Theory)
  3. Learning through Movement (25%) – Planning for performance and interpersonal skills. (Practical/Theory)

Students will have the opportunity to participate in activities including:

Swimming • Volleyball • Athletics • Softball • Badminton • Jump Rope • Sports Aerobics • Tennis • Games

Year 9 and 10 (Define Me)

Physical Education courses are delivered as units of inquiry and through the   philosophy of concept-based teaching and learning. The focus in Years 9 and 10 is on the execution of skills in competitive contexts and transferring strategies across sports. Courses are aimed at providing students with knowledge of specific motor skills through participation in a wide range of activities. Skills involving hand-eye co-ordination, general body co-ordination and components of fitness will be developed. The rules and general principles of team play will be introduced to allow the girls to participate in matches at Inter-School or social and recreational levels.

Students are assessed in the following:

  1. Performing and Applying (50%) – Performance of individual skills and skills in competitive contexts. (Practical)
  2. Understanding Movement (25%) – Communicating understanding and problem solving. (Theory)
  3. Learning through Movement (25%) – Planning for performance and interpersonal skills. (Practical/Theory)

Students will have the opportunity to participate in activities including:

Water Polo • Lifesaving • Basketball • Soccer • Rhythmic Gymnastics • Yoga • Coaching • Tournament Play • Games

Health

The aim of the Health programme is to allow students to construct their own understanding of health and well-being issues within a factual framework through a broad range of activities. Students will develop skills in assertiveness, risk assessment, self-esteem building, decision-making, critical thinking, peer resistance, self-monitoring and communication. A variety of guest presenters enhance the understanding of the course.

The topics covered in Years 7 to 8 (Develop Me) include:

Relationships: families.

Safety: rights of children, personal support systems, support agencies.

Growth and Development: puberty, our changing bodies, menstruation, conception, pregnancy and birth. Drugs: alcohol, tobacco and marijuana.

Nutrition: lifetime choices.

Skin Cancer: care of skin in the sun, sun cream choice.

Mental Health: Anxiety and Depression

The topics covered in Years 9 to 10 (Define Me) include:

Relationships: gender issues, sexual decisions, dilemmas.

Safety: sexual harassment, sexual assault, consent, healthy romantic relationships, my body

Mental Health: stress, healthy lifestyles, positive thinking.

HIV/AIDS: knowledge, values clarification, safe behaviour and practices, attitudes, strategies for positive change.

Sexual Health: STIs, contraception.

Drugs: Club drugs, Ecstacy, Ice, Heroin, Cocaine

Students are assessed in the following:

    1. Being healthy, safe and active (50%) – Semester 1 Assignment
    2. Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing; Contributing to healthy and active communities (50%) – Semester 2 Assignment

 

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Sport and Recreation 9 (semester 1 & 2 subject)

The Sport Education and Recreation unit covers a wide variety of activities with the emphasis on participation, improvement in fitness levels and skill development. The main aims of the course are to encourage leadership, teamwork, active participation and to foster an interest which may lead to enjoyable recreation pursuits later on in life.

Students are given the opportunity of fulfilling roles such as umpiring, organising fixtures, acting as a team coach, captain or manager and inventing games. They participate in a wide range of activities including peer teaching, water games including Water Polo, Indoor Soccer, Outdoor Volleyball, modified Football and European Handball.

A variety of guest presenters and excursions are an essential part of the course.

Students are assessed in the following:

    1. Performing and Applying (75%) – Performance of individual skills and skills in competitive contexts. (Practical)
    2. Understanding Movement (12.5%) – Communicating understanding and problem solving. (Theory)
    3. Learning through Movement (12.5%) – Planning for performance and interpersonal skills. (Practical/Theory)

 

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Sport and Recreation 10 (semester 1 & 2 subject)

The Sport Education and Recreation subject covers a wide variety of activities with the emphasis on participation, improvement in fitness levels and skills development. The main aims of the subject are to encourage leadership, teamwork, active participation and to foster an interest, which may lead to enjoyable recreational pursuits later in life. Students are given the opportunity of fulfilling roles such as umpiring, organising fixtures, acting as a team coach, captain or manager, and inventing games. They will participate in a wide range of physical activities including Indoor Soccer, Outdoor Volleyball, modified Football, European Handball. Run whole school activities and provide learning opportunities for the local community. A variety of guest presenters and excursions are a central part of this subject.

This is a recommended course for students wishing to study Physical Education Studies in Year 11 or Year 12.

Students are assessed in the following:

  1. Performing and Applying (75%) – Performance of individual skills and skills in competitive contexts. (Practical)
  2. Understanding Movement (12.5%) – Communicating understanding and problem solving. (Theory)
  3. Learning through Movement (12.5%) – Planning for performance and interpersonal skills. (Practical/Theory)