Physical Education

The fundamental aim of the Physical Education (PE) program is to provide for involvement in physical activity in a way that promotes immediate and long term benefits to the student. These benefits are available to all students and are observed in terms of higher levels of fitness, better health, and satisfaction of skilled performance in individual and group activities.

Years 8 to 10

The junior PE program  covers a wide range of both individual and team based sports, aiming to develop skills in the physical and social realms. The program provides links with local community organisations and sporting clubs.

Some of the activities covered across Years 8, 9, and 10 are:

  • Aerobics, Pump and Yoga
  • Aquatics
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Australian Rules Football
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Dance
  • Fitness
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • International Sports
  • Lacrosse
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Minor Games
  • Netball
  • Self-defence
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Touch Football
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Training

Years 11 and 12

During Years 11 and 12, students gain an understanding of human functioning and physical activity, and an awareness of the community structures and practices that influence participation in physical activity. Students explore their own physical capabilities and analyse performance, health and lifestyle issues. They develop skills in communication, investigation, and the ability to apply knowledge to practical solutions.

Career Opportunities

Physical Education as a subject can lead to a career in:

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Teaching
  • Medical Sciences
  • Health
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Training
  • Fitness Instructing
  • Physiotherapy