PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH

In Physical Education and Health, 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. This learning area is divided into specific courses catering to the diverse pathways within the field. There may be some overlap within these courses. Students are able to take all three courses if it fits their pathway.

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. This subject endeavours to give students the skills and capabilities required in pathways such as, but not limited to: medicine, nursing, PE teaching, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, sports development leaders, and national sporting bodies.

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. This subject endeavours to give students the skills and capabilities required in pathways such as but not limited to; Social work, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapists, medicine, midwifery, teaching, health promotion agencies.

Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation - This subject gives an understanding of the influences of one’s participation, health promotion in society and lifelong wellbeing. This subject endeavours to give students the skills and capabilities required in pathways such as but not limited to; Fitness industry, environment work, event management, tourism and leisure industries.

LEVEL 1

Health: Hauora, Lifestyle and Health Promotion

Students learn that well-being is a combination of the physical, mental and emotional, 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 such as managing change, interpersonal skills, gender and sexuality and adolescent health issues. They will learn how to bring about sustainable health-enhancing change for individuals, communities, and society.

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

Physical Education: Leadership and Exercise Science

This course aims to provide students with opportunities to learn about the structure and function of their bodies in relation to different sporting activities. They will also learn about the factors affecting skill acquisition. 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.

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

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 explore interpersonal skills and their effect on others across a range of contexts. During an outdoor experience students will demonstrate and show understanding of responsible behaviour. The course will involve regular physical activities aiming to improve skills within a chosen sport. 

This is a full internal assessment course.

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

The Great Outdoors

This course will take ONE line in your timetable. This is an opportunity to achieve Physical Education credits through Geography and will involve outdoor trips/excursions. You will be looking at safety and risk management and responsible behaviours in the outdoors, how society influences these, leadership and interpersonal skills, sustainability of the natural environment, how it is formed and how it impacts humans.

Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
Leads to: Level 2 Geography, Level 2 Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation
Teachers in Charge: Mrs K Geary, Mr R Orr

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. They will also explore adolescent health issues and the evolving societal issues surrounding gender and sexuality.

Cost and Materials: $10 activities
Entry Requirements: At the discretion of HOD
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 
Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Geary

Health: Health and English

This course will focus on contexts in hauora such as gender and sexuality, managing change, adolescent health issues and health promotion. Aligned with this, students will read texts and watch films that look at how these issues affect young people. Students will be able to voice their health strategies for taking action through written articles in English. This course enables students to achieve their English literacy through the subject of health. It constitutes two choices for a student.

Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
Leads to: Level 3 English/Health courses
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 effectively in a variety of physical activities in school and during an outdoor adventure.

Students will also demonstrate, examine, and evaluate how biophysical principles are used for performance and skill improvement. The course will involve regular physical activities aiming to improve skills within a chosen physical activity.

This is a full internal assessment 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
Leads to: Level 3 in this learning area, Waka Hourua, Police Course
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. They will examine the role and significance of physical activity in the lives of young people.

This is a full internal assessment 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
Leads to: Level 3 in this learning area, Waka Hourua, Police Course
Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Geary

Hauora, Lifestyle and Health Promotion

This course aims to provide students with the skills to research and analyse different health issues and practices within New Zealand. They will also explore topical health issues from around the world. They will have the opportunity to critically examine a chosen ethical issue. This will provide students with the skills to make informed health enhancing decisions at a personal, interpersonal and societal level.

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

UE Approved

Healthy Communities

This course will take ONE line of the timetable. Students will gain a critical understanding of the historical and political factors that have a role in supporting healthy communities. Maori/Pacific models of health and frameworks will be explored.Students will apply understanding of Maori/Pacific public health values and practices to promote healthy communities. The course focuses on Maori/Pacific peoples, including migrants to countries such as Aotearoa New Zealand.

Entry Requirements: No entry requirement
Leads to: Further study: Nursing, BHSc, health sector
Teacher in Charge: Mrs A Moli

Leadership and Exercise Science

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

Students will evaluate how biophysical principles are used to improve practical performance through biomechanical skill analysis. Students will evaluate the effectiveness of a performance improvement programme. 

This is a full internal assessment course.

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.
Leads to: Teaching, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Health Science, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Event Management, Sport and Exercise Science, Defence Force, Personal Training
Teacher in Charge: Mrs K Geary

UE Approved

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 apply strategies to improve skills within a chosen sport or activity.

This is a full internal assessment course.

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

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. OT, Physio, Medicine