Health and Physical education

The Health and Physical Education Learning Area at Collie Senior High School aims to provide students with learning experiences that lead to a lifelong, healthy and productive lifestyle. Students are given opportunities to develop skills and abilities through the many contexts in which our Learning Area offers. Our programs are designed to be engaging with a developmental focus on pastoral care, teamwork, cooperative learning, leadership and building important relationship skills for the future. Our teachers believe in educating the “whole child” and hope to meet the needs of every student in their care.

The Health and Physical Education curriculum has been shaped by five (5) propositions:

  • A focus on educative purposes such as learning in, through and about movement;
  • Taking a strengths-based approach to support students in developing knowledge, understanding and skills students require to make healthy, safe and active choices;
  • Value movement and it forms the basis of daily life. Some of our movement contexts assist with performance in other subjects;
  • Develop a health literacy; and
  • Include a critical inquiry approach.

Through a focus on care and concern, our teachers model the types of behaviour that develop good attitudes and values towards health and physical activity. We do this to help each child reach their potential and develop important social critical skills as part of a holistic program. As we recognise the role the family has to play in also developing healthy attitudes for now and into the future, we encourage parents to keep in contact with us over their child’s journey in our programs.

There are two learning contexts in which students at Collie Senior High School are involved in.

  • Physical Education: this includes experiences in sport and fitness related modules, designed for active participation in physical activity both at school and in the community. The skills and abilities learnt in physical education help students make lifelong healthy lifestyle choices. Physical Education is a compulsory part of the curriculum in Years 7 to 10 and can be studied to a high level in Years 11 and 12.
  • Health Education: in Years 7 to 10, students are engaged in lessons where they will develop important life skills concerning their health which will also prepare them for their later adolescent years. Topics include growth and relationship issues, building resiliency, coping with pressure and influence, drug education, driver education and other community lifestyle issues.

Apart from the formal curriculum, there are also excellent opportunities for students to represent their school in interschool sport. These include:

  • Swimming (Term 1);
  • Track and Field (Term 2);
  • Cross Country Running (Term 2)
  • Winter Carnival where sports such as AFL, netball, soccer, touch rugby, hockey and basketball are offered for Year 9 & 10 (Term 3)
  • Lightning Carnival where sports such as AFL, netball, soccer, touch rugby, hockey and basketball are offered for Year 7 & 8 (Term 3)

All our extracurricular sports opportunities, including the school swimming and athletics carnivals, contribute to our pastoral focus of care and concern as part of a wider school approach to meet the needs of every child. Representing the school in sport is considered a high honour and is looked upon by the school as a high and noteworthy achievement.

Last modified on Thursday, 04 June 2015 10:47

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