|Physical Education||Type|| Number of Credits
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A.S. 90962 5 cr Physical Education 1.1 – Participate actively in a variety of physical activities and explain factors that influence own participation
A.S. 91328 5 cr Physical Education 2.2 – Demonstrate understanding of how and why biophysical principles relate to the learning of physical skills
A.S. 91498 4 cr Physical Education 3.1 – Evaluate physical activity experiences to devise strategies for lifelong well-being
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
What is the health and physical education learning area about?
The health and physical education learning area is about taking action to enhance well-being. It encompasses three different but related subjects – health education, physical education, and home economics – with a shared conceptual framework and achievement objectives.
Students learn that well-being is a combination of the physical, mental and emotional, and social and spiritual aspects of people’s lives. They learn to think critically and to make meaning of the world around them by exploring health-related and movement contexts. They learn how to bring about sustainable health-enhancing change for individuals, communities, and society.
The seven key areas of learning included in teaching and learning programmes at both primary and secondary levels are:
- mental health
- sexuality education
- food and nutrition
- body care and physical safety
- physical activity
- sport studies
- outdoor education
What is health education about?
In health education, students develop their understanding of the factors that influence the health of individuals, groups, and society: lifestyle, economic, social, cultural, political, and environmental factors.
Students develop competencies for mental wellness, reproductive health and positive sexuality, and safety management, and they develop understandings of nutritional needs.
Students build resilience through:
- strengthening their personal identity and sense of self-worth
- managing change and loss
- engaging in processes for responsible decision making.
They learn to demonstrate empathy, and they develop skills that enhance relationships.
Students use these skills and understandings to take critical action to promote personal, interpersonal, and societal well-being.
What is physical education about?
In physical education, the focus is on movement and its contribution to the development of individuals and communities.
By learning in, through, and about movement, students come to understand that movement is integral to human expression and that it contributes to people’s pleasure and enhances their lives. They learn to understand, appreciate, and move their bodies, relate positively to others, and demonstrate constructive attitudes and values.
This learning takes place as they engage in play, games, sport, exercise, recreation, adventure, and expressive movement in diverse physical and social environments.
Physical education encourages students to participate in movement experiences that promote and support the development of physical and social skills.
Physical education fosters critical thinking and enables students to:
- understand the role and significance of physical activity for individuals and society
- take informed action
Welcome to the Health & Physical Education department.
The Wesley College Health and Physical Education Department recognizes the significance of the concept of hauora and its contribution to the well-being of the individual. Our aim is to promote the importance of the role that physical activity has in the physical dimension of hauora and its relationship with the other three dimensions in developing a healthy lifestyle.
The Faculty seeks to promote physical and personal development of its students through a wide range of challenging, and differentiated activities within a safe and positive environment and to enable its students to make safe and well informed choices about theirs and others safety.
It is also our aim that students will take these learning experiences beyond the school environment and include physical activity in their daily lives to add to their life learning.
Teacher in charge of Health & Physical Education: Ben Hancock
Curriculum Documents: HPE Curriculum
|Mr. B. Hancock||Head of Departmentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr. D. Faitala||Teacheremail@example.com|
|Mr. R. Short||Teacherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr B. Roberts||Sports Coemail@example.com|