Studied for one semester only. Students cannot elect which semester as this is determined by the timetable and their other electives.
Health and Physical Education (HPE) at Timbertop allows for an authentic, relevant, and contextualised experience where students are provided with opportunities to improve their coordination, fine and gross motor skills, and their knowledge of game sense through participation in a broad range of physical activities. To further develop their physical capabilities, a range of modified games and sports that enhance all areas of both skilled based and health related fitness components are undertaken. These include, but are not limited to, Water Polo, Netball, Ultimate Frisbee, Touch Football, and a range of modified games.
The classroom-based health course is uniquely appropriate to Timbertop. This begins with fitness testing and fitness programming evaluation, in which students analyse the Timbertop physical program to better understand what is occurring at a physiological level as their fitness increases throughout the year. Furthermore, students engage with and learn about running technique using video analysis of their own running style. Students are encouraged to then implement this knowledge to become a more efficient and effective runner, whilst also reducing the likelihood of injury. In the second half of the semester, students are given the opportunity to collaborate creatively by developing their own game which they then teach to their peers. This allows students to learn about specific game sense approaches, sporting strategies and tactics in a creative space.