Physical & Health Education

HPE Lower School

Health and Physical Education are compulsory courses for Years 7 to 10.

In Health and Physical Education, students learn how to enhance their own and others’ health, safety, well-being and physical activity participation in varied and changing contexts. The Health and Physical Education curriculum at Thornlie Senior High School offers students an experiential curriculum that is contemporary, relevant, challenging, enjoyable and physically active.

General Physical Education is assessed by one strand within the Australian Curriculum.

Movement and Physical Activity: Students are assessed on the practical and social contexts of physical activity using the following sub-strands.

  • Moving Our Body
  • Understanding Movement
  • Learning through Movement

It is expected that all students will actively participate in all Physical Education activities wearing their PE uniform.

YEAR 7

Semester 1 covers: Fundamental Movement Skills, Gymnastics, AFL and Netball
Semester 2 covers: Athletics, Floorball, Cricket and Sporting Options.

YEAR 8

Semester 1 covers: Badminton, Basketball, Touch Rugby and Soccer.
Semester 2 covers: Athletics, Table Tennis, Tee-ball and Handball.

YEAR 9

Semester 1 covers: Tennis, Cricket, Netball and Hockey.
Semester 2 covers: Athletics, AFL, Volleyball and Sofcrosse.

YEAR 10

Semester 1 covers: Volleyball, Basketball, Softball and Soccer.
Semester 2 covers: Athletics, Touch Rugby, Badminton and Tennis.

Health Education is assessed by one strand within the Australian Curriculum.

Personal, Social and Community Health: Students are assessed on their development and ability to make educated, informed choices about their health and well-being.

  • Being Healthy, Safe and Active
  • Communicating and Interacting for Health and Well-Being
  • Contributing to Healthy and Active Communities

YEAR 7

Semester 1 covers: Mental Health and Relationships & Sexuality.
Semester 2 covers: Introduction to Drugs and Safety

 

YEAR 8

Semester 1 covers: Nutrition and Relationships & Sexuality
Semester 2 covers: Drug Education and Outdoor Recreation

YEAR 9

Semester 1 covers: Mental Health and Relationships & Sexuality.
Semester 2 covers: Drug Use and Nutrition

YEAR 10

Semester 1 covers: Driver Education and Relationships & Sexuality.
Semester 2 covers: Drug Use and Abuse and Physical Activity Programs.

Paul Beecham
HOD
Paul.Beecham@education.wa.edu.au