The Health and Physical Education curriculum consists of strands, sub strands, threads, focus areas and the 5 propositions (educative purpose, strength based approach, value movement, health literacy and critical inquiry).

These elements are designed to be integrated throughout learning.

The essence of Health and Physical Education is to provide opportunities for students to:

  • Develop skills, knowledge, and understanding to strengthen their sense of self, and build and manage satisfying, respectful relationships.
  • Build on personal and community strengths and assets to enhance safety and wellbeing develop the capacity to learn to critique and challenge assumptions and stereotypes and navigate a range of health-related sources, services and organisations.
  • Acquire movement skills and concepts to enable participation in a range of physical activities confidently, competently and creatively.
  • Practise and refine personal, behavioural, social and cognitive skills in movement settings develop a foundation for lifelong physical activity participation.
  • Enhance performance and acquire an understanding of how the body moves.
  • Develop positive attitudes towards physical activity participation.
  • Develop an appreciation of the significance of physical activity, outdoor recreation and sport in Australian society and globally.

Health and Physical Education provides students with an experiential curriculum that is contemporary, relevant, challenging and physically active.

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