South Otago High School

South Otago High School

Quality Education in a Supportive Community

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Curriculum

Health and Physical Education

Aims:

Health and Physical Education aims to help young people to:

  • Reach their potential in physical growth and development
  • Develop a wide range of motor skills
  • Participate in physical activities which aid personal and social development acquire knowledge and understanding about movement, about themselves and others and the contribution of physical activity to a healthy lifestyle
  • Develop positive attitudes towards health and physical activity
  • Access and use information to make and action safe choices in a range of context
  • Define their own identify and sense of worth

 

Subjects Offered:

Year 9 Health and Physical Education:

Four periods per week is set aside for Health and Physical Education. Students work through a variety of units, that cover a broad range of physical contexts. Students have a compulsory PE uniform.

The programme of learning includes: interpersonal skills, hockey, aquatics, goal setting, games making, Te Ao Kori, keeping yourself safe, being aware, and sexuality.

Year 10 Health and Physical Education:

Four periods per week is set aside for Health and Physical Education and this builds on what the students have covered in Year 9. The same uniform as Year 9 is worn.

The programme of learning includes: skill improvement, biophysical principles, interpersonal skills, volleyball, self management, badminton, sociological focus in sport, mental health matters, lows and highs, and sexuality.

Year 11 Physical Education:

This course offers students the opportunity to experience and participate in a wide range of physical activities, in a variety of contexts. Students study how the body moves and responds to physical activity, as well as developing their interpersonal skills in a variety of settings. The main focus of this course is to equip students with the necessary skills to maintain and develop their personal well-being, both now and in the future.

Features of the course are: Six Physical Education Achievement Standards offered, 20 credits available, completely internally assessed, and a balance of practical and theory work.

The programme of learning includes: Interpersonal Skills, body structure and function, participation and self-management, factors that affect skill learning.

At Year 11 we also offer a Sport and Recreation programme which is made up of 15 credits and focuses on interpersonal skills, self-management and participation, and practical performance in physical activity contexts and sports.

Year 12 Physical Education:

The achievement standards undertaken in this course of study are all internally assessed. This course involves both theory and practical components, and students who select this course of study need to make a commitment to actively engage in both components. The course builds on the components covered in Year 11. Students participate in a wide range of activities e.g. skiing/snowboarding, golf, Kiwisport leadership.

Features of this course are: Six Physical Education Achievement Standards offered, 24 credits available, completely internally assessed, and a balance of practical and theory work.

The programme of learning includes: societal impacts of physical activity.

At Year 12 we also offer a Sport and Recreation programme, in which 18 credits are covered. This course focuses on social responsibility, risk management and practical performance in physical activity and sports contexts.

Year 12 Outdoor Education:

This a popular subject choice and due to the nature of the class, we limit numbers to 25 students. Students in this class participate in a variety of outdoor activities, such as, snow caving, rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and tramping. The course is all internal and students cover 20 Unit Standards for 24 credits.

Year 13 Physical Education:

The Year 13 Physical Education course provides learning experiences that promote an understanding of the need for a physically active and healthy lifestyle. These learning experiences should also develop the understandings and skills which underpin successful physical activity and encourage continued participation in the future.

Features of this course are: Five Physical Education Achievement Standards offered, 20 credits available, completely internally assessed, and a balance of practical and theory work.

Aims of the course: learn through participation in a variety of physical activities, acquire and develop physical skills, develop knowledge of the principles that influence the acquisition and performance of physical skills, examine the relationships between physical activity and well-being, evaluate the issues and developments that influence the role of physical activity in our society, and examine and apply contemporary leadership principles.

Department Staff:

Miss A O’Sullivan – HOD
Mr J Peacock – Assistant HOD
Mr D Thomas
Miss H Smeaton