The Physical Education & Health teachers at Queen’s High School are committed to offering all students an inclusive programme that makes them feel challenged and valued. Through Physical Education our vision is to provide our students with the skills, strategies and opportunities for lifelong learning and participation. Units of work provide a variety of learning experiences for students to develop and enhance their practical and theoretical knowledge in Physical Education and Outdoor Education.

Year 9 and 10 students are taken through a comprehensive Health Education programme. Developing self-belief and leadership skills is a focus from Year 9 through to the senior school.

Year 9: Physical Education and Health

The aim of PE & Health is to offer a fun and educational programme that promotes maximum participation and inspires lifelong involvement in sport and physical activity.

PE & Health in Year 9 covers the following topics:

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Hockey
  • Athletics
  • Small ball skills (cricket, softball)
  • Caring for others – values, beliefs, friendships
  • Caring for yourselves – teen years, puberty, smoking, keeping safe
Year 10: Physical Education and Health

Topics:
The Year 10 Physical Education and Health course combines these two topics of study. Students spend three hours per week working either in the classroom, gymnasium, or outside. This is the second year of a comprehensive two-year junior programme that consists of a number of modules. Some modules are specifically health-based while some directly focus on physical activity as the medium by which we learn.

  • Physical Education: 
    • Touch Rugby (Turbo Touch)
    • Fitness Studies
    • Sport Science
    • Badminton
    • Tennis
    • Softball
  • Health Education:  Good decision making around: 
    • Alcohol & Drug use
    • Relationships and Sexuality
  • Outdoor Education:
    • Knowledge and skills to prepare for Year 10 Camps in Term 4

Skills: 

  • Self- management
  • Practical skills
  • Research
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Application of knowledge
  • Reflection and evaluation
Year 11: Physical Education & Outdoor Education

Topics: 

  • Participating in and reflecting on a range of physical activities.
  • Applying knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics & exercise physiology to a variety of activities (rock climbing, mountain biking& tramping).
  • Applying interpersonal skills whilst teaching and coaching pre-school children.
  • Performing to national developed standards in karate and under water hockey to nationally developed standards.

Skills: 

  • Leadership
  • Self-management
  • Practical skills
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Planning and organising
  • Problem solving
  • Application of knowledge
  • Technology
  • Understanding self and others
  • Evaluating
Year 12: Physical Education & Outdoor Education

Topics:

  • Applying leadership strategies during the Year 9 Camps.
  • Applying knowledge of the body’s physiological systems and fitness training concepts to a 3 day tramp.
  • Applying knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, skills learning & sport psychology to an ice skating skill analysis performance.
  • Apply and analyse risk management strategies to a 3 day tramp.
  • Performing to nationally developed standards in surfing, ice skating and basketball.

Skills:

  • Self-management
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Planning and organising
  • Problem solving
  • Application of knowledge
  • Technology
  • Research
  • Evaluating
  • Critical thinking

 

Year 13: Physical Education

Topics:

  • Evaluating physical activity while participating in a range of physical activity experiences, in order to continue to be active in the future.
  • Writing and evaluating a personal exercise programme that is reflective of personal goals.
  • Examining contemporary leadership principles which will be applied to teaching intermediate school children during a white water rafting challenge.
  • Performing to nationally developed standards in a Duathlon Event (5km run, 10km bike) and in Badminton.

Skills: 

  • Self-management
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Planning and organising
  • Problem solving
  • Application of knowledge
  • Technology
  • Understanding self and others
  • Research
  • Evaluating
  • Critical thinking

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