Health and Physical Education
Health and Physical Education focuses on students enhancing their own and others’ health, safety, wellbeing and physical activity participation in varied and changing contexts. It offers students an experiential curriculum that is contemporary, relevant, challenging, enjoyable and physically active. Students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to strengthen their sense of self, and build and manage satisfying relationships
Integral to Health and Physical Education is the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies to enable students to confidently, competently and creatively participate in a range of physical activities. As a foundation for lifelong physical activity participation and enhanced performance, students develop proficiency in movement skills, physical activities and movement concepts and acquire an understanding of the science behind how the body moves.
Learning Mathematics creates opportunities for and enriches the lives of all Australians. Mathematics provides students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. It develops the numeracy capabilities that all students need in their personal, work and civic life, and provides the fundamentals on which mathematical specialities and professional applications of mathematics are built.
At a time when global conflict seems overwhelming, and every time we turn on the television we hear what seems like a never-ending list of terrible events, the study of History helps us place these events as part of a narrative of the human story that has experienced similar times and found ways to work together and survive.
At a time when climate change, animal extinction and global migration is affecting every country in the world, the study of Geography helps us understand these problems and provides real careers for students that find solutions and management of these important issues.
At a time when the gap between the rich and the poor is changing and becoming more complex, the study of Economics and Business enables students to make connections between the decisions of business leaders and how this impacts every-day people.
At a time when people are feeling disconnected with political processes, the study of Civics, Citizenship, Sociology and Politics, provides a way of understanding how people who hold power use it for their own gain and how people who remain uninformed and unaware place themselves at risk. But it also shows the power of communities and groups of people, just like all of us.