In Health and Physical Education, students learn how to enhance their own and others’ health, safety, wellbeing and physical activity participation in varied and changing contexts. Health and Physical Education play an important part in the development of all Swan View SHS students and offer a curriculum that is that is contemporary, relevant, challenging, enjoyable and physically active.

The philosophy of the Health and Physical Education department is a focus on fun, fitness and friendly competition, with a basis of good sportsmanship and teamwork to develop the whole person.

At Swan View SHS students have the opportunity to participate in a number of programs. Option classes are open to any student however students will need to apply for the Special Program in Basketball.

Year 7 – Compulsory: Physical Education (2 periods a week for the year), Health Education (2 periods a week for a semester. Option Classes: Specialist Basketball (2 periods a week for the year), SportsPlus (2 periods a week for a semester), Recreation (2 periods a week for a semester).

Year 8 – Compulsory: Physical Education (2 periods a week for the year), Health Education (2 periods a week for a semester. Option Classes: Specialist Basketball (2 periods a week for the year),SportsPlus (2 periods a week for a semester), Recreation (2 periods a week for a semester)

Year 9 – Compulsory: Physical Education (2 periods a week for the year), Health Education (2 periods a week for a semester. Option Classes: Specialist Basketball (4 periods a week for the year), SportsPlus (2 periods a week for a semester), Recreation (2 periods a week for a semester)

Year 10 – Compulsory: Physical Education (2 periods a week for the year), Health Education (2 periods a week for a semester. Option Classes: Specialist Basketball (4 periods a week for the year), Sports Science (2 periods a week for a semester), Outdoor Education (2 periods a week for a semester)

Year 11 – Physical Education Studies General or ATAR, Outdoor Education General, Certificate II Sport & Recreation

Year 12 – Physical Education Studies General or ATAR, Outdoor Education General, Certificate II Sport & Recreation

Health Education – Years 7, 8, 9 and 10

The aim of Health Education is to enable young people to develop understandings and skills about the complex factors that can affect their health.
The topics that are covered in Health Education are:

  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Food and nutrition
  • Health benefits of physical activity
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Relationships and sexuality
  • Keys 4 Life (Year 10 only)

Carnivals

  • Beach Carnival Term 1
  • Year 10 Lightning Carnival Term 2
  • Year 9 Lightning Carnival Term 2
  • Year 8 Lightning Carnival Term 3
  • Year 8/9 Basketball Carnival Term 3
  • Year 7 Lightning Carnival Term 4
  • Year 7-9 Athletics Carnival Term 4

Physical Education Policies

The Physical Education teachers encourage all students to actively participate in lessons.
All Students must be READY, RESPONSIBLE & RESPECTFUL.

Physical Education Uniform

All students who participate in practical sessions for Physical Education classes must wear the PE Uniform. The PE uniform is compulsory for all years; the PE shirts can be purchased from the uniform shop.

Students are advised to wear black shorts or black tracksuit pants when participating in Physical Education classes with appropriate footwear.

Teachers have the right to exclude any student from all forms of activities if not suitably attired or equipped for practical sessions.

Illness/Injury

If students are unable to participate in practical sessions must supply a written note to their class teacher at the start of the lesson.

Students who are unable to participate for more than two lessons in a row must supply a medical certificate. Especially if it is an ongoing medical condition.

Students who are unable to participate in practical sessions will be asked to sit independent of other students and complete written work.

Weather

Students will be expected to take part in class activities regardless of the time of day or month. Teachers however reserve the right to modify or change activities to accommodate days affected by extreme weather.

Assessment Policy

  • Students must submit all tasks and drafts to their teacher on the due date. Failure to do this parent will be notified.
  • If an extension is required this must be done in writing and given to Mrs De Fraine, HOLA, before the due date.
  • Students participating in practical sessions must attend at least 80% of the classes.

Teacher and Contact Details in the Department

Department Office – 08 9294 0187