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Year 7-10 Health & Physical Education

In Years 7-10 the Health and Physical Education at Ashdale Secondary College focuses on the development of a healthy active lifestyle for all students. The learning and teaching program allow students to learn and achieve the essential knowledge, attitudes and values and skills in an interrelated manner to enable them to be positive participants within their community and a positive contributor to their own health and well being.

Health Education

In Health Education, students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to make decisions and take action to strengthen their sense of personal identity and autonomy, build resilience, manage risk and develop satisfying, respectful relationships. They learn to take a critical approach to question physical activity and health practices and to use inquiry skills to research factors that influence the health, safety, wellbeing, and physical activity patterns of themselves, individuals, groups and communities. As students grow and mature, they learn to access, analyse and apply a variety of resources for the benefit of themselves and the communities to which they belong.

Physical Education

With the development of skills, students are able to participate competently and confidently in physical activities such as games, sports and other active recreation. In Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 there will be a focus on developing the skills, tactics and strategies of Netball for girls and Soccer for boys, providing the opportunity for students to become competent participants, coaches and referees, as well as engaging with the wider community in inter-school sporting competitions. The remaining units that form the learning and teaching program ensure that in each year that students have the opportunity to experience and develop skills in invasion, striking/fielding and net sports.

Year 10

As an option in Year 10, students have the opportunity to select General Physical Education (as above), Certificate I in Sport, Fitness and Recreation – Outdoor Education or Sports Science (General/Netball/Soccer).

Certificate I in Sport and Recreation – Outdoor Education

Through interaction with the natural world, Certificate I in Outdoor Recreation aims to develop an understanding of our relationships with the environment, others and ourselves. The Certificate I in Outdoor Recreation course focuses on outdoor activities in a range of environments, including snorkelling, orienteering, climbing and mountain biking. It provides students with an opportunity to develop essential life skills and physical activity skills, and an opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of the environment and develop a positive relationship with nature.

PLEASE NOTE: Early enrolment into Outdoor Education pathways is essential as there can be factors in Senior School which could limit students from joining the course in the future. In Year 9 students who are thinking of choosing an ATAR pathway must choose Certificate 1 in Outdoor Recreation to continue on into Certificate 2 in Year 11. If students are choosing a GENERAL pathway then the Year 11/12 General Outdoor Education pathways are available to them. For further information regarding this please contact the Physical Education Head of Learning Area on email at anthony.canzurlo@education.wa.edu.au.

Senior School Health & Physical Education

Students may choose to continue to focus on the development of their healthy, active lifestyle in Senior School.  There are VET/TAFE and University pathway options for students through Physical Education Studies, Certificate II in Sport and Recreation and Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation.

VET/TAFE Pathway

Physical Education Studies General

Physical Education Studies contributes to the development of students’ physical, social and emotional growth. The Physical Education Studies General course provides students with opportunities to understand and improve performance through the integration of theoretical concepts and practical activities. Through engagement as performers, leaders, coaches, analysts and planners of physical activity, students may develop skills that can be utilised in leisure, recreation, education, sport development, youth work, health and medical fields.

Outdoor Education General

Through interaction with the natural world, Certificate II in Outdoor Education aims to develop an understanding of our relationships with the environment, others and ourselves. The Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation course focuses on outdoor activities in a range of environments, including bushwalking, sailing, climbing and orienteering. It provides students with an opportunity to develop essential life skills and physical activity skills, and an opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of the environment and develop a positive relationship with nature.

Certificate II in Sport and Recreation

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to work in the sport and recreation industry in a generalist capacity. Likely functions for someone with this qualification include providing support in the provision of sport and recreation programs, grounds and facilities maintenance, routine housekeeping, retail and customer service assistance, administrative assistance and café service in locations such as fitness centres, outdoor sporting grounds or complexes or aquatic centres. All job roles are performed under supervision.

Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation

Through interaction with the natural world, Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation aims to develop an understanding of our relationships with the environment, others and ourselves. The Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation course focuses on outdoor activities in a range of environments, including bushwalking, sailing, climbing and orienteering. It provides students with an opportunity to develop essential life skills and physical activity skills, and an opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of the environment and develop a positive relationship with nature.

ATAR Pathway

Physical Education Studies ATAR

Physical Education Studies contributes to the development of students’ physical, social and emotional growth. In the Physical Education Studies ATAR course, students learn about physiological, psychological and biomechanical principles, and apply these to analyse and improve personal and group performances in physical activities. Throughout the course, students learn through integrated written, oral and active learning experiences. The course also provides students with opportunities to develop skills that will enable them to pursue personal interests and potential in physical activity as athletes, coaches, officials, administrators and/or volunteers.