In Year 7 and 8 all students undertake a study in Physical Education. Students in year 8 can elect to do more intensive music tuition covering individual and group performance.
Physical Education is the process through which sport, outdoor education, dance, gymnastics, aquatics and games are used by physical educators to teach students motor skills and fitness skills as well as assisting with the school’s responsibility to develop social and personal skills in students.
Students participate in Physical Education for one double period per week.
Components of Physical Education:
Sport can be defined as physical activity that for the purposes of discovering limits of one’s capabilities, or for fun, amusement and diversion involves competition against oneself or others, or a confrontation with natural elements. It encourages and provides opportunities for the participation of all young people in a wide variety of sports at a level commensurate with their physical, mental, social, emotional and skill development
Students participate in Sport Education for one double period per week. They choose a sport for the duration of each term.
What is the difference between Physical Education and Sport Education?
Physical Education is that part of education which uses physical activity as the medium. It is concerned with the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes related to health, fitness, sport and recreation.
Sport encompasses a range of physical activities that provide opportunities to further apply and develop the skills acquired through physical education.
Sport and physical education are complimentary.
Health Education seeks to develop an understanding of the interrelated physical, social, emotional dimensions of health. Students are encouraged to take an interest in their own health status, to appreciate themselves as unique individuals, to examine personal action, encourage critical thinking about the family, cultural groups and the wider community and to consider the effects of the physical and social environment on people’s health. It empowers students to make and carry out informed health promoting decisions.
Some Health issues are integrated within Physical Education and sport classes during Term 1. Students participate in one period of Health Education per week during Term 3.
All Year 7 & 8 students participate at the Inter house Swimming and Athletic Sports. There is an inter school sport day every term in which all students represent the school in their chosen sport. We compete against schools in the “Yarra District” (Winning at a district level allows competitors to move to the next level of competition called “The Northern Zone Finals”. Winning at this level allows competitors to progress to State Finals).
Aims of Inter-School Sport:
Compulsory participation is required unless a written explanation or medical certificate is provided. Students must participate actively in practical classes.
Students must wear activity gear. No jeans or cords
Students must work productively as a team member and display fairness and honesty in all activities.
Physical Education assessment is based on the following:
The table below outlines the curriculum followed in Years 7 and 8.