HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Year 5

The Health component in Year 5 involves students identifying and evaluating their levels of health related fitness and evaluating available strategies and programmes at Geelong Grammar School and within their community to increase wellbeing through physical activity. Students investigate personal development from a mental, physical, social and nutritional perspective. Concepts of harm minimisation within a community and school setting are also studied.

Swimming stroke technique, water safety and strategies that deal with unsafe or emergency situations are covered in aquatics. Motor skills which demonstrate control of movement patterns are developed through dance, gymnastics, athletics and ball games.

Year 6

The Health component in Year 6 involves students investigating the development and changes to the human body, including the effect these physical and hormonal changes have on their feelings and relationships. The students develop an understanding of the effect that communities and the environment have on their health. The use of drugs, both legal and illegal, in society and associated health risks are investigated.

The motor skills programme aims to develop proficiency in aquatic activities, including stroke technique and water safety, athletic skills, and major games skills.

Year 7

This course is aimed at providing knowledge and skills which develop self-confidence and enjoyment from participating in physical activity. Activities covered include aquatics, athletics, movement, ball-handling skills and game strategies. Health issues covered include nutrition, growth and development, decision making, self-esteem and the benefits of an active lifestyle, changes in relationships and sexuality. 

ASSESSMENT
Semester 1
1. Game Sense (40%)
2. Skill Application (40%)
3. Health and Theory (20%)

Semester 2
1. Aquatics (30%)
2. Game Sense (25%)
3. Skill Application (25%)
4. Health and Theory (20%)

Year 8

Physical Education is aimed at providing students with the knowledge and skills required to participate in a wide variety of physical activities. A high emphasis is placed on promoting self-efficacy and the enjoyment of participating in physical activity. Activities include lifesaving, traditional and non-traditional games, orienteering and athletics.
Health issues covered include human behaviour and wellbeing, self-concept, self-esteem and developing relationships, effects of drug use, nutrition, sexuality and the relationship between lifestyle and wellbeing.

ASSESSMENT
Semester 1

1. Aquatics (50%)
2. Game Sense (20%)
3. Skill Application (20%)
4. Health and Theory (10%)

Semester 2
1. Game Sense (40%)
2. Skill Application (40%)
3. Health and Theory (20%)