Health and Physical Education

The Australind SHS Health and Physical Education learning programs and extra-curricular activities offer students immediate rewards, as well as lifestyle options and life skills that they can take with them into the community and their adult lives. In Health and Physical Education, students learn how to enhance their own and others’ health, safety, wellbeing and physical activity participation in varied and changing contexts. The Health and Physical Education curriculum offers students an experiential curriculum that is contemporary, relevant, challenging, enjoyable and physically active.

In Health Education, students are encouraged to develop an understanding of relevant and contemporary health and social issues, in order to enhance personal physical, social and emotional health. Topics covered by students include bullying, cyber bulling, social media, illicit drugs, alcohol and tobacco use, sexual health and the nature of personal relationships. All programs have an emphasis on harm-minimisation strategies and recognising those who need help and how to support them. In Year 10, students undertake the Keys for Life driving education program.

Integral to Health and Physical Education is the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies to enable students to confidently, competently and creatively participate in a range of physical activities in various contexts and settings. Students learn about how the body moves; how to approach and resolve challenges; how to optimise movement performance; and the benefits of physical activity to themselves, others and communities. Through movement in a variety of contexts and settings, students acquire, practise, manage and refine personal, interpersonal, social and cognitive skills. The practical sport and physical activity programs include developing skills and game play in a range of sports, as well as health, fitness and wellbeing based activities.