Physical, Personal and Social Learning Profile

The Health & Physical Education program promotes lifelong participation in physical activity

Health & Physical Education

The Health & Physical Education program promotes lifelong participation in physical activity through the development of attitudes, skills and movement competence. The program helps young people learn about factors, including nutrition, which promote and protect the physical, social and emotional health of individuals. They learn to identify harms associated with particular situations and behaviours, and how to take action to minimise these.

Health & Physical Education encourages students to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours that enable them to:

  • Maintain good health and live a healthy lifestyle
  • Understand the role of physical activity in ensuring good health
  • Engage in physical activity.

Interpersonal Development

The world is a highly interconnected and interdependent place. Interpersonal Development learning supports students to initiate, maintain and manage positive social relationships with a range of people in a variety of contexts. It is through the development of positive social relationships that individuals become linked to society, develop a sense of belonging and learn to live and work with others.

Interpersonal Development teachings aims to develop each students ability to:

  • build positive social relationships
  • work and learn effectively in teams
  • manage and resolve conflicts positively

Personal Learning

Students are most successful when they are mindful of themselves as learners and thinkers within the context of a learning community. Personal Learning focuses on providing students with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to be successful, positive learners both at school and throughout their lives.

As students progress through school they need to be encouraged and supported to take greater responsibility for their own learning and participation at school. This involves developing as autonomous learners who:

  • develop an understanding of their strengths and potential
  • develop resilience and dispositions which support learning
  • acquire self knowledge and dispositions which support learning
  • can learn with and from peers, including by seeking and responding appropriately to feedback
  • increasingly manage their own learning and growth, including by setting goals and managing resources to achieve these
  • recognise and enact appropriate values within and beyond the school context

Civics and Citizenship

Civics and Citizenship is a study of human progress: how people have organised themselves into societies over time, and how they have interacted with both themselves and their physical environments. Students need to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours that enable them to take action as informed, confident members of a diverse and inclusive Australian society. Students need to understand the political and legal systems and processes and the history that underpins them. Civics and Citizenship strengthens understanding and valuing of the self.

The study of Civics and Citizenship aims to develop in students the skills to:

  • understand their identity and roles in their community
  • know their rights and responsibilities as citizens
  • appreciate Australia’s role in the global community
  • have the knowledge, skills and behaviours to participate in society and take responsible action in relation to other citizens and the environment at a local and broader level

Core

  • Health and Physical Education
  • Interpersonal Development
  • Personal Learning
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Human Development
  • Human Movement
  • Physical Activity
  • People and food
  • Health of the individual
  • Safety
  • Human relations

Enrichment

  • Specialist Physical Education
  • Swimming
  • Inter-school and Inter-house Athletics
  • PMP program
  • Camping program