Year 8 Health & Physical Education
Year 7 and 8 Health and Physical Education
In Health and Physical Education, students develop the skills, knowledge, and understanding to strengthen their sense of self, and build and manage satisfying, respectful relationships. They learn to build on personal and community strengths and assets to enhance safety and wellbeing. They critique and challenge assumptions and stereotypes. Students learn to navigate a range of health-related sources, services and organisations.
At the core of Health and Physical Education is the acquisition of movement skills and concepts to enable students to participate in a range of physical activities – confidently, competently and creatively. As a foundation for lifelong physical activity participation and enhanced performance, students acquire an understanding of how the body moves and develop positive attitudes towards physical activity participation. They develop an appreciation of the significance of physical activity, outdoor recreation and sport in Australian society and globally. Movement is a powerful medium for learning, through which students can practise and refine personal, behavioural, social and cognitive skills.
Health and Physical Education provides students with an experiential curriculum that is contemporary, relevant, challenging and physically active.
Physical Education in Years 7 and 8 offers a number of activities and modules. The major emphasis is on participation and performance. Modules will be organised to develop skills through drills and modified activities, which lead into game situations. The Year 7 course will be on a shared line all year and the Year 8 course will run for one semester. The usual length of a module is three weeks.
Activities cover all major elements of physical development such as fine/gross motor coordination and eye/hand coordination. Social elements such as teamwork, participation and self-esteem are also emphasised. A typical module consists of introductory skill drills and activities, modified games, tactical analysis, team play and competitive situations.
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Physical Education Modules
Fitness and Cross Country, Invasion Games, Catching & Throwing, World Sports & Indigenous Games