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Physical Education

 

Junior school

The primary focus of Health and Physical education is to not only learn about the key components of a healthy lifestyle but more importantly to actively engage in activities to improve fitness skills and well-being. The benefits of learning physical skills in a team or class environment cannot be under estimated. At Elanora High we encourage all students to be actively involved in the Health and Physical Education(HPE) and Sport programs in the belief that the foundations set will prepare our students for a fulfilling life. Therefore, HPE is a core subject that Junior students will be involved in for the whole year.

Extension classes are established to challenge and reward students who have excelled in Physical education. Students are provided with regular feedback and assistance to help achieve personal goals. The weekly pattern is broken down into one health and two practical sessions where skills and fitness are developed.

Senior school

Physical education

Course overview:

The structure of the Senior Physical Education Authority Course is designed primarily for students intending to pursue a tertiary education. The Course enables students to obtain an Overall Position number (OP) and a Field Position (FP).

Consequently students who choose this course must be aware that a significant element of the course is of a demanding theoretical nature and that their theory results contribute significantly to their exit score.

The subject requires students to relate the work they do in the classroom to the practical activities. Students will participate in four physical activities over the two years of study and will have ample time to develop physical skills and theoretical knowledge if they are prepared to work hard.

Course outline:

The emphasis is on application of knowledge from three focus areas to chosen physical activities.

Learning Physical Skills (Skill acquisition, Psychology of learning physical skills, and Bio-mechanical bases of learning skills.

Processes and effects of training and exercise.

Equity and access to exercise, sport and physical activity in Australian society (Body culture and physical activity, lifestyle, leisure recreation and physical activity, money, media, power).

Students will study each physical activity for two terms of ten weeks.  Consequently most students will have the opportunity to become proficient in the physical activities studied.

Recreation studies

Course overview:

The Authority Registered ‘Recreation’ at Elanora State High School is seen as a worthwhile alternative to the Tertiary orientated Physical Education (PED) Authority course. The course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills of a variety of Recreational Pursuits that they may pursue to enhance the quality of their everyday life. It is a very practical course with an emphasis on maximum participation.

Course outline:

Year 11

  • Beach activities, focus – beach touch
  • Recreation industry
  • Court sports  1, focus – volleyball
  • Sports organisation 
  • Leisure activities, focus – archery
  • Lifestyle diseases
  • Fishing assignment

Year 12 

  • Camp programming and implementation
  • Games and sports 2, focus – softball
  • Lawn bowls 
  • Body-boarding

Recreation studies (Touch)

Course overiew:

The Authority Registered ‘Recreation’ at Elanora State High School is seen as a worthwhile alternative to the Tertiary orientated Physical Education (PED) Authority course. The course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills specific to the game of Touch that they may pursue to enhance the quality of their everyday life. It is a very practical course with an emphasis on maximum participation.

Course outline:

Year 11

  • Fitness assessment
  • Referee course
  • Coaching
  • Beach touch
  • Safety log book

Year 12

  • Player management
  • Marketing – senior tournament
  • Coaching development