PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH

In Health and Physical Education, the focus is on the wellbeing of the students themselves, of other people, and of society through learning in health-related and movement contexts. Students will also develop the leadership and interpersonal skills to plan and manage activities in the outdoors. Four underlying and interdependent concepts are at the heart of this learning area: hauora, attitudes and values, the socio-ecological perspective and health promotion.

Leadership and Exercise Science - This subject gives students the opportunity to develop leadership and planning skills and also knowledge of the human body and exercise science.

Hauroa, Lifestyle and Health Promotion - This subject helps students to develop their understanding of the factors and determinants that influence the health of individuals, groups and society.

Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation - This subject gives an understanding of the influences of one’s participation, health promotion in society and lifelong wellbeing.

Level 1

Health: Hauora, Lifestyle and Health Promotion

Students
learn that well-being is a combination of the physical, mental and emotional, and social and spiritual aspects of people’s lives. They will learn to think critically and to make meaning of the world around them by exploring health-related contexts. They will learn how to bring about sustainable health-enhancing change for individuals, communities, and society.

  • Leads to: Health Promotion, Social Work, Health Sciences and Health Support Services, Policy Advisor, Community Health Worker, Wellbeing Advisor, Public Health Consultant
  • Cost and Materials: $15 Escape Room Trip
  • Entry Requirements: At the discretion of HOD
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Hokianga

Physical Education: Leadership and Exercise Science

This course aims to provide students with opportunities to learn about the function of their bodies in relation to different sporting activities. Students will demonstrate and show understanding of responsible behaviour for safety during an outdoor education adventure. Students will use leadership to assist others to take action for physical activity.

This is a full internal assessment course.

  • Leads to: Level 2 in this Learning Area
  • Cost and Materials: Approximately $150 for Outdoor Adventure
  • Entry Requirements: At discretion of HOD
  • Teacher in Charge: Miss E Jensen

Physical Education: Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation

This course aims to provide students with the skills to identify factors that influence participation and influences that may be present in society. Students will work to provide opportunity for participation through health promotion activities. The course will involve regular physical activities aiming to improve skills within a chosen sport.

This is a full internal assessment course.

  • Leads to: Level 2 in this Learning Area
  • Cost and Materials: Approximately $150 for Outdoor Adventure
  • Entry Requirements: At discretion of HOD
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Geary

Level 2

Health: Hauora, Lifestyle and Health Promotion

This
course aims to provide students with skills to make health-enhancing decisions with regard to their own wellbeing and that of others. They will learn how to manage change and to promote different health issues within the wider school community.

  • Leads to: Level 3 in this Learning Area, Health Promotion, Social Work, Health Sciences, Health Support Services, Policy Advisor, Community Health Worker, Wellbeing Advisor, Public Health Consultant
  • Cost and Materials: $10 activities
  • Entry Requirements: At the discretion of HOD
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Geary

Physical Education: Leadership and Exercise Science

This course aims to provide students with the skills to lead and participate in a variety of activities in school and during an outdoor adventure.  

Students will also demonstrate, examine, and understand how physical principles are used to improve performance through skills analysis. 

This is a full internal assessment course.

  • Leads to: Level 3 in this learning area, Waka Hourua, Police Course
  • Cost and Materials: Approximate cost $220 for outdoor adventure
  • Entry Requirements: Satisfactory completion of Level 1 in this learning area, or at the discretion of HOD
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Geary

Physical Education: Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation

This course aims to provide students with the skills to participate in a variety of activities in school and in the outdoors, to plan and examine a number of different risk management strategies. Students will also look at social responsibility through a variety of activities that demonstrate their actions.

This is a full internal assessment course.

  • Leads to: Level 3 in this learning area, Waka Hourua, Police Course
  • Cost and Materials: Possible trip to Hillary Outdoors Centre, Tongariro National Park $200
  • Entry Requirements: Satisfactory
    completion of Level 1 in this Learning Area, or at the discretion of HOD
  • Teacher in Charge: Ms E Jensen

Level 3

Health: Hauora, Lifestyle and Health Promotion

This course aims to provide students with the skills to research and analyse different health practices in New Zealand, and around the world. It also covers different ethical issues, and how to make health-enhancing decisions for a person’s wellbeing.

  • Leads to: Health Promotion, Social Work, Health Sciences, Health Support Services, Policy Advisor, Community Health Worker, Wellbeing Advisor, Public Health Consultant
  • Cost and Materials: $40 activities
  • Entry Requirements: Satisfactory completion of Level 2 in this learning area, or at the discretion of HOD
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs A Moli
  • UE Approved

Physical Education: Leadership and Exercise Science

This course aims to provide students with the skills to lead and participate in a variety of activities in school and during an outdoor adventure, examining a number of different contemporary leadership styles.  

Students will also examine, evaluate and demonstrate how biophysical principles are used to improve practical performance through skill analysis and a training programme.

This is a full internal assessment course.

  • Leads to: Teaching, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Health Science, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Event Management, Sport and Exercise Science, Defence Force, Personal Training
  • Cost and Materials: Approximately $250, trip to Rotorua white water rafting and surfing
  • Entry Requirements: Satisfactory completion of Level 2 in this learning area, or at the discretion of HOD.
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Geary
  • UE Approved

Physical Education: Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation

This course aims to provide students with the skills to plan and run a community sporting event. This will involve analysing community participation trends and behaviours. Students will be involved in regular physical activities aiming to improve skills within a chosen sport.  

This is a full internal assessment course.

  • Leads to: Event Management, Coaching, Health Promotion, Regional Development Officers, Defence Force, Teaching
  • Cost and Materials: Approximately $150, outdoor adventure
  • Entry Requirements: Satisfactory completion of Level 2 in this learning area, or at the discretion of HOD.
  • Teacher in Charge: Mrs A Moli

FUTURE CAREERS

Teaching, Community Work, Health, Sport, Fitness and Leisure-related employment, Personal Training, PE Teaching, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Sport Development Leaders, Regional and National Sporting Bodies, Professional Sport Coaching, Sport Studies, Fitness Industry, Health Promotion, Environment Work, Event Management, Social Work, Health Promotion, Teaching, Health-related careers