The Health and Physical Education program provides students with knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to achieve a degree of autonomy in developing and maintaining their physical, mental, social and emotional health. It focuses on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and physical activity in the lives of individuals and groups in our society.
Students’ involvement in physical activity can take many forms, ranging from individual, non-competitive activity through to competitive team games. Emphasis is placed on combining motor skills and tactical knowledge to improve individual and team performance. Students’ progress from the development of basic motor skills to the performance of complex movement patterns that form part of team games. They learn how developing physical capacity in areas such as strength, flexibility and endurance is related to both fitness and physical performance
Standards in the Health and Physical Education domain are organised in two dimensions:
- Movement and Physical Activity
- Personal, Social and Community Health