Health and Physical Education

The Health and Physical Education curriculum has the ability to positively enhance every individual’s health, safety, well-being and physical activity participation in varied and changing contexts.

In Health Education, students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to strengthen their sense of self, and build and manage satisfying relationships. The curriculum helps them to be resilient, and to make decisions and take actions to promote their health, safety and physical activity participation.

In Physical Education students focus on the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies to enable students to confidently, competently and creatively participate in a range of physical activities.

The Victorian Curriculum

Health and Physical Education aims to ensure that students:

  • access, evaluate and synthesise information to take positive action to protect, enhance and advocate for their own and others’ health, well-being, safety and physical activity participation across their lifespan
  • develop and use personal, behavioural, social and cognitive skills and strategies to promote a sense of personal identity and well-being and to build and manage respectful relationships
  • acquire, apply and evaluate movement skills, concepts and strategies to respond confidently, competently and creatively in a variety of physical activity contexts and settings
  • engage in and enjoy regular movement-based learning experiences and understand and appreciate their significance to personal, social, cultural, environmental and health practices and outcomes

At Emmaus College Health and Physical Education is a core subject in Years 7 and 8.

Beginning at Year 9, students are able to choose from a range of HPE electives:

Year 9
Active Life, Health & Physical Education

Year 10
Physical Education, Fitness, Health and Outdoor Education

Year 11 and Year 12
Physical Education and Health and Human Development

Questions about the Health and Physical Education Learning Area should be directed to the Learning Area Leader Ms Catherine Ryan.