Health Education

Health Education

Through learning and by accepting challenges in health-related contexts, students reflect on the nature of well-being and how to promote it.

Health Primary Years

Health education in the Primary years centres around the following two strands:

Relationships with other people, in which students develop understandings, skills, and attitudes that enhance their interactions and relationships with others

Healthy communities and environments, in which students contribute to healthy communities and environments by taking responsible and critical action.

The programme is taught by the classroom teacher, supplemented at times with specialist tutors for certain topics.

Health Year 7 & 8

Health is taught by the classroom teacher as part of the learning programme during the year. In Health Education students develop their understanding of the factors that influence health of individuals, groups and society. Students develop an understanding of mental wellness, physical development, safety management, nutritional needs and peer relationships, through which they develop personal identity, sense of self-worth and responsible decision making.

Physical Education Year 7 & 8

Physical Education is taught by the classroom teacher as part of the learning programme during the year. In Y7 & 8 the focus is on developing movement skills, co-operation, teamwork and leadership concepts and how their attitude to these impacts on themselves as individuals and members of our society.

Physical Education Year 9 & 10

In Y9 and Y10 the focus is on movement and its contribution to the development of individuals and communities. We look at developing movement skills, the ability to strategise in game situations, co-operation, teamwork and leadership skills, fitness concepts and an overall understanding of total wellbeing through a movement programme.

Health Year 9 & 10

In Health Education students develop their understanding of the factors that influence the health of individuals, groups and society. Students develop competencies for mental wellness, reproductive health, positive sexuality, safety management and nutritional needs. The course is also designed to develop personal identity and sense of self-worth and responsible decision making.

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