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


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.


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:

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

 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 SLR?

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