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Health and Physical Education

Health and Physical Education (HPE) is an essential component of Junior Secondary Schooling. HPE teaches students how to enhance their own and others’ health, safety, wellbeing and physical activity participation in varied and changing contexts. In Health and Physical Education, students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to strengthen their sense of self, and build resilience and manage satisfying relationships. Additionally Health and Physical Education is about the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies to enable students to confidently, competently and creatively participate in a range of physical activities.
Course Content
By the end of Year 8 students cover a range of topics and are assessed across a number of proficies. In particular students will:
-  investigate strategies and resources to manage changes and transitions and their 
   impact on identities.
- evaluate the impact on wellbeing of relationships and respecting diversity and
   analyse factors that influence emotional responses.
- investigate strategies and practices that enhance their own and others’ health and
 - apply movement concepts and strategies to achieve movement and fitness
 - examine the cultural and historical significance of physical activities and examine
   how connecting to the environment can enhance health and wellbeing.
 - apply personal and social skills to establish and maintain respectful relationships and promote fair play and inclusivity.
- demonstrate skills to make informed decisions, and propose and implement actions
   that promote their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing.
- demonstrate control and accuracy when performing specialized movement skills.
   They apply and refine movement concepts and strategies to suit different movement situations.
- apply the elements of movement to compose and perform movement sequences
Students will participate in a range of physical activities as part of their movement component including: swimming, dance, team sports and athletics skills.
Participating in team sports and developing essential skills in fair play is central to the HPE program. Students have the opportunity to participate in interschool sport competition each year for one term. Students are able encouraged to try out to compete in the following sports; volley ball, soccer, touch football and basketball.
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