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.
Sport and Recreation
Sport and Recreation provides students with opportunities to learn in, through and about sport and active recreation activities, examining their role in the lives of individuals and communities.
Students examine the relevance of sport and active recreation in Australian culture, employment growth, health and wellbeing. They consider factors that influence participation in sport and recreation, and how physical skills can enhance participation and performance in sport and recreation activities. Students explore how interpersonal skills support effective interaction with others, and the promotion of safety in sport and recreation activities. They examine technology in sport and recreation activities, and how the sport and recreation industry contributes to individual and community outcomes.
Students are involved in acquiring, applying and evaluating information about and in physical activities and performances, planning and organising activities, investigating solutions to individual and community challenges, and using suitable technologies where relevant. They communicate ideas and information in, about and through sport and recreation activities. They examine the effects of sport and recreation on individuals and communities, investigate the role of sport and recreation in maintaining good health, evaluate strategies to promote health and safety, and investigate personal and interpersonal skills to achieve goals.
Physical Education provides students with knowledge, understanding and skills to explore and enhance their own and others’ health andphysical activity indiverse and changing contexts.
Physical Education provides aphilosophical and educative framework to promote deep learning in three dimensions: about, through and in physical activity contexts. Students optimise their engagement and performance in physical activity asthey develop anunderstanding and appreciation of the interconnectedness of these dimensions.
Students learn howbody andmovement concepts and the scientific bases of biophysical, sociocultural and psychological concepts andprinciples are relevant to their engagement andperformance inphysical activity. Theyengageinarange of activities to develop movement sequences andmovement strategies.
Students learn experientially through three stages of aninquiry approach to make connections between the scientific bases and the physical activity contexts. Theyrecognise and explain concepts and principles about and through movement, anddemonstrate and apply bodyandmovement concepts to movement sequences andmovement strategies.
Through their purposeful engagement inphysical activities, students gather data to analyse, synthesise and devise strategies to optimise engagement and performance. They engage in reflective decision-making asthey evaluate andjustify strategies to achieve aparticular outcome.