Health & Physical Education

HPE is studied by all secondary students throughout Years 7 to 10, aiming to expand knowledge, understanding and skills to help each student achieve successful outcomes in classroom, leisure, social, movement and online situations. 

Movement and Physical Activity - focuses on participation in a variety of sports, leisure and recreation activities to improve skill acquisition for life long participation.  Students develop a range of skills in different environments, and master fundamental motor skills.  As students advance through the program, they are able to transfer knowledge and skills into minor games and eventually engage in activities of increasing complexity and greater spatial awareness that enables them to move safely in large group situations.  Students are encouraged to try new activities and respond positively to new challenges.  Students have the opportunity to experience a wide range of physical activities to provide scope for their future choices and to foster a lifelong commitment to being active.

Personal Social and Community Health - recognises the changes in youth culture and the very nature of adolescence being one of vast physical, emotional and social change.  Sacred Heart College is a community which focuses on the importance of relationships and connectedness by creating and maintaining an environment which promotes resilience.  This strand identifies the responsibility to recognise the diversity of challenges young people face, and to put into place processes to assist them in meeting these needs.  Students are exposed to the concept of Health and Well-being being relational and multi-dimensional which incorporates resilience, connectedness and values and purposes. 

Elective Courses in Years 9 & 10:

Athlete Development  - this course is designed to help students develop levels of personal fitness and get the most out of their body in order to achieve success in their chosen sport.  

Sport Science - helps students develop an understanding of the interrelationships between the human body and the development of fitness, providing a deeper understanding of some of the factors that determine human performance in sport and recreational activities.

Health Studies - provides students with the opportunity to further explore health issues important to them as individuals and as a society. This is an academic based course designed to build and expand knowledge gained in Health and Wellbeing.