South Fremantle Senior High School

Health & Physical Education

Health and Physical Education students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to support their resilience, their sense of self and their ability to build and maintain satisfying relationships. Students learn about key issues affecting the health and wellbeing of young people and the communities to which they belong, and learn how to apply problem-solving techniques to these issues. This is critical to maintaining and promoting healthy, active living.

Integral to Health and Physical Education is the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies that enable students to confidently and competently participate in a range of physical activities. Movement is a powerful medium for learning through which students can acquire and practise a range of personal, interpersonal, behavioural, social and cognitive skills.

Health and Physical Education also addresses how factors such as human biology, gender, sexuality, culture, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, physical and psycho-social environments and geographical location influence the health, well-being and physical activity patterns of individuals, groups and communities.

A role of Health and Physical Education is to educate students to optimise their potential for health and well-being and contribute to building healthy, active, sustainable communities. Healthy, active living benefits individuals and society in many ways including enhanced productivity, pro-social behaviour, personal satisfaction and the prevention of chronic disease.

Health & Physical Education

Nuts & Bolts

Middle School

(Years 7-10)

HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION students develop an understanding of health issues and the skills needed for confident participation in sport and recreational activities. This develops and  enables responsible decision making and promotes their own and others’ health and wellbeing.

  • H&PE Courses available in 2013: General PE, Specialised PE, Outdoor Ed, Physical Recreation, Health Ed
  • Marine PE: see Marine Studies Specialist Program
  • Compulsory in years 7-10: must undertake at least one PE course plus Health Education
  • Elective in years 9-10: Outdoor Ed, Specialised PE, Physical Recreation, Fitness for Fun

Senior School

(Years 11-12)

WACE Course: GENERAL PHYSICAL EDUCATION STUDIES – This course contributes to the development of students’ physical, social and emotional growth. Students learn about physiological, psychological, and biomechanical principles and apply these to analyse and improve personal and group performances in physical activities.

  • Stage 1 pre-requisites – NIL (non-ATAR)
  • Embedded VET Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
WACE Course: ATAR HEALTH STUDIES STAGE 2 & 3 – This course focuses on the study of Health as a dynamic quality of human life. Students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to promote an understanding of the importance of personal and community action in promoting Health.


TAFE, Work, Other