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titleCoaching

Students will learn about the skills and requirements to become a good coach, such as, communication skills, fitness programming, biomechanics, skill acquisition and nutrition. They will coach their peers as well as junior students from neighbouring primary schools. Students are expected to wear appropriate clothing, participate in practical classes, work cooperatively and satisfactorily complete theoretical and practical assessment.

Teachers may organize excursions to sporting events which may require payment.






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titleDance

Students will be introduced to a number of dance styles, such as break dancing, hip hop, swing, African, bush, belly and ballroom. They will be required to learn dance steps and create their own performance. The unit will consist of one theory period per week for health and fitness, and three practical classes.

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titleHealthy Lifestyles for All

This subject has a combination of theory and practical activities focused on inclusion, diversity and challenge. Practical sessions will promote regular participation in moderate to vigorous physical activity in a range of community based and minor sports. These include Ultimate, European Handball, Indoor Hockey, Racquetball, Golf, Tchoukball, Table Tennis, Touch Rugby, Spin classes and Trampolining.

Theory lessons will highlight the importance of relevant health related topics and will reflect the needs, interests, backgrounds and perspectives of PHSC students.

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titleHealthy Lifestyles for Girls

Students will be encouraged to develop positive and healthy lifestyles in the following areas:

Fitness, diet, body image, personal identity, recreation, yoga, relaxation, non competitive sports, aerobics, massage, meditation, cycling, lawn bowls, 10 pin bowling, dance, community health, etc. The course will be adapted to the needs and requests of the group.

Students are expected to wear appropriate clothing, participate in practical classes, work cooperatively and satisfactorily complete theoretical and practical assessment.

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titleHealthy Lifestyles for Boys

Students will be encouraged to develop positive and healthy lifestyles in the following areas:

Personal fitness, diet, personal identity, recreation, non-competitive sports, community health, alternative health and fitness, and risk taking behaviour etc. The course will be adapted to the needs and requests of the group.

Students are expected to wear appropriate clothing, participate in practical classes, work cooperatively and satisfactorily complete theoretical and practical assessment.

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titleOutdoor Education

This subject aims to develop social and interpersonal skills, personal, recreational and spiritual values, improve physical fitness and health and increase environmental understanding and appreciation.

Students will study navigation, equipment, clothing, first aid, survival techniques, preparing outdoor adventure trips, conservation issues, camp cooking, tent preparation, cycling, rock climbing, bush walking and canoeing.

Students will be assessed on the successful completion of work requirements, including wearing appropriate clothing, working cooperatively, participating in practical classes, theoretical and practical assignments and attendance at an overnight camp.

There is a fee of $120 to cover the cost of practical activities and a three day camp at a cost of $110.

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