Health and Physical Education Curriculum

The HPE faculty is an integral part of the school curriculum, in an increasingly complex, sedentary and rapidly changing world it is critical for every young Australian to not only be able to cope with life’s challenges but also to flourish as healthy, safe and active citizens in the 21st century.

 

Health and Physical Education

About HPE

Health and Physical Education offers experiential learning, with a curriculum that is relevant, engaging, contemporary, physically active, enjoyable and developmentally appropriate. Integral to Health and Physical Education is the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies that enable students to participate in a range of physical activities confidently and competently.  In Health and Physical Education, students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to support them to be resilient, to develop a strong sense of self, to build and maintain satisfying relationships, to make health-enhancing decisions in relation to their health and physical activity participation, and to develop health literacy competencies in order to enhance their own and others’ health and wellbeing.

Our key proposition in HPE at Trinity College is to:

  • Focus on educative purposes
  • Take a strengths-based approach
  • Value movement
  • Develop health literacy
  • Include a critical inquiry approach

 

Physical literacy program

Prep to Year 3 students are involved in Physical Literacy throughout the school week. Physical literacy is the ability to move with competence and confidence in a wide variety of physical activities. Who would have thought working on the fundamental components of fitness could be so much fun? Our Physical literacy program involves holistic lifelong learning through movement and physical activity. It delivers physical, psychological, social and cognitive health and wellbeing benefits. The Sport Australia Position Statement on Physical Literacy outlines our commitment to creating a heathier generation of more active Australians.

 

Physical literacy gives you:

  • physical skills and fitness
  • the attitudes and emotions that motivate you to be active
  • the knowledge and understanding of how, why and when you move
  • the social skills to be active with others.

 

Sport Australia has identified the physical, psychological, social and cognitive skills people can work on to develop their physical literacy.

Teaching skills to increase levels of physical literacy supports whole-of-child development and movement for life. Sport Australia, in partnership with the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (ACHPER) has developed the Physical Literacy: Guide for Schools that identifies the key components of a whole-school approach to the development of physical literacy in children including characteristics of exemplary school practice.

 

https://www.sportaus.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/702073/Physical-literacy-guide-for-schools.pdf

The Trinity College HPE faculty includes Health, Physical Education, Sport and Recreation and Outdoor Education. There are an extensive suite of core and elective classes available for students to select from:

 

Classes available include:

 

The HPE faculty is an integral part of the school curriculum, in an increasingly complex, sedentary and rapidly changing world it is critical for every young Australian to not only be able to cope with life’s challenges but also to flourish as healthy, safe and active citizens in the 21st century. The HPE faculty is blessed and often take students offsite for a number of activities to engage in the curriculum. Detail about each of these subjects can be found below:

7-10 Health and Physical Education

About HPE

Health and Physical Education offers experiential learning, with a curriculum that is relevant, engaging, contemporary, physically active, enjoyable and developmentally appropriate. Integral to Health and Physical Education is the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies that enable students to participate in a range of physical activities confidently and competently.  In Health and Physical Education, students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to support them to be resilient, to develop a strong sense of self, to build and maintain satisfying relationships, to make health-enhancing decisions in relation to their health and physical activity participation, and to develop health literacy competencies in order to enhance their own and others’ health and wellbeing.

Our key proposition in HPE at Trinity College is to:

  • Focus on educative purposes
  • Take a strengths-based approach
  • Value movement
  • Develop health literacy
  • Include a critical inquiry approach
What will the students learn?

In studying HPE, students will learn about:

How will students be assessed?

Students will complete the following assessments:

  • Practical performances
  • Project – Folio
  • Investigation report
  • Examination

 

9-10 Sport and Recreation

 About Sport and Recreation (SLR)

Students will learn about the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle and recognise the need to be responsible and informed decision-makers.  This course enables students to further develop their understanding of and competence in a range of sport and recreational pursuits. They are encouraged to establish a lifelong commitment to being physically active and to achieving movement potential.

What will students learn?

In studying S&R, students will learn about:

  • Motor Learning in Physical Activity
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Sports Psychology
  • Resistance Training
  • Tactical Awareness in physical activity
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Sports Coaching
  • Energy, Fitness and training in physical activity

 

How will students be assessed?

Students will complete the following assessments:

  • Practical performances
  • Project – Folio
  • Investigation report
  • Examination

 

9-10 Outdoor Education

About Outdoor Education

Typically, in Year 9 and 10 students develop a deeper appreciation, understanding of, and reasons for, codes of conduct in outdoor recreation activities. They engage in adventurous activities as a way of exploring self and nature, and apply lessons learned to everyday living. Students assume leadership roles and are increasingly required to assess and manage risk in both recreation and everyday life. Students develop an understanding of the impact of decision making on natural environments through investigation of issues relating to conservation. Through taking action, students develop increased self-efficacy and citizenry towards the natural environment and develop their own ideas and strategies to support such efforts.

 

What will students learn?

In studying Outdoor Education, students will learn about:

  • Skills and knowledge
  • Human–nature relationships
  • Conservation and sustainability
  • Health and wellbeing

Key activities include:

  • Orienteering
  • Abseiling
  • camping
  • rock climbing
  • canoeing
How will students be assessed?

Students will complete the following assessments:

  • Practical performances
  • Project – Folio
  • Investigation report
  • Examination

 

Senior Health

About Health

Health provides students with a contextualised strengths-based inquiry of the various determinants that create and promote lifelong health, learning and active citizenship.

What will students learn?

In studying HPE, students will learn about:

  • resilience as a personal health resource
  • peers and family as resources for healthy living
  • community as a resource for healthy living
  • respectful relationships in the post-schooling transition.
How will students be assessed?

Students will complete the following assessments:

  • investigation — action research (25%)
  • examination — extended response (25%)
  • investigation — analytical exposition (25%)
  • examination (25%).
Where can Health lead?

Studying Health can lead to:

  • health science
  • public health
  • health education
  • allied health
  • nursing
  • medical professions.

Senior Physical Education

 

About Physical Education

Physical Education provides students with knowledge, understanding and skills to explore and enhance their own and others’ health and physical activity in diverse and changing contexts.

What will students learn?

In studying Physical Education, students will learn about:

  • motor learning, functional anatomy, biomechanics and physical activity
  • sport psychology, equity and physical activity
  • tactical awareness, ethics and integrity, and physical activity
  • energy, fitness and training, and physical activity.
How will students be assessed?

Students will complete the following assessments:

  • project — folio (25%)
  • investigation — report (20%)
  • project — folio (30%)
  • examination — combination response (25%).
Where can Physical Education lead?

Studying Physical Education can lead to:

  • exercise science
  • biomechanics
  • the allied health professions
  • psychology
  • teaching
  • sport journalism
  • sport marketing and management
  • sport promotion
  • sport development
  • coaching.

Senior Sport and Recreation

About Sport & Recreation

Sport & 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.

 

What will students learn?

In studying Sport & Recreation, students will learn about:

  • sport and recreation in the community
  • sport, recreation and healthy living
  • health and safety in sport and recreation activities
  • personal and interpersonal skills in sport and recreation activities.
Subject Summary

How will students be assessed?

Students will complete the following assessments:

  • project
  • investigation
  • extended response
  • performance
  • examination.
Where can Sport & Recreation lead?

Studying Sport & Recreation can lead to:

  • fitness
  • outdoor recreation
  • education
  • sports administration
  • community health
  • recreation
  • sport performance.