Stage 4 Content (Yr. 7 & 8)
Stage 4 Overview:
Effective learning in PDHPE is underpinned by the development of skills that assist students to adopt a healthy, active and fulfilling lifestyle. These include
An ability to:
• communicate effectively
• make informed decisions
• interact positively with others in groups and teams
• move with competence and confidence in a range of contexts
• devise and implement plans to achieve goals
• solve problems creatively.
YEAR 7 TOPICS
In Year 7, each term students undertake studies in the theoretical and practical elements of PDHPE.
The theory unit in Term 1 is entitled Me, myself and others. In this unit, emphasis is placed on factors that can have significant influence on a sense of self during adolescence. This includes the impact of body image, views of what it means to be female or male, and physical, social and emotional changes.
The practical unit of study in Term 1 is Fitness. This unit exposes students to a diverse range of fitness activities and students will participate in a variety of different fitness regimes. The students are exposedto standardised fitness testing.
Relationships and Tolerance is the theory unit of study in Term 2. Through a range of teaching and learning activities, students investigate important concepts of relationships and tolerance. These include rights and responsibilities in relationships, recognising abuse, power in relationships and protective strategies.
In Term 2, students participate in the practical activities of Athletics and Netball. In the first half of the term, the students will develop their skills and knowledge in a range of track and field events in preparation for the School Athletics Carnival. In the second half of the term, students will develop their catching, passing and shooting skills in the context of Netball.
The theory component studied in Term 3 is entitled Health Matters. In this unit, students identify a range of health issues commonly effecting young people. They design strategies to reduce health risks for themselves and others. They also learn to identify the social, cultural, emotional, spiritual and physical influences on their decisions about health.
Gymnasticsin the practical unit of learning students engage in during Term 3. Students will develop their skills and knowledge in gymnastics. The brand new gymnastics equipment allows for students to practice and demonstrate their fine and gross motor skills.
In Term 4, students explore Consumerism. Students learn about the different ways in which they can be a smart consumer. Emphasis is placed on a range of forms of consumerism and the ability to make correct decisions about their health.
The practical focus in Term 4 is Bat and Ball. Students participate and develop their skills in Cricket and Softball. The students develop their throwing, catching and hitting skills with an emphasis on hand-eye coordination and technique.
YEAR 8 TOPICS
The Term 1 theory study is Healthy Habits. In this unit, students explore the nature of health and how it may impact on young people. Furthermore, the students analyse what factors contribute to good health and a positive lifestyle.
The practical component for Term 1 isFitness. This unit provides a diverse range of fitness activities where the students will participate in a variety of different fitness regimes. The students build on knowledge developed in Year 7 in the area of standardised fitness testing. Students are able to compare their fitness testing to their results from the previous year.
Risky Business is the title of the theory unit of study in Term 2. Students explore the nature of risk taking in a variety of circumstances. This study involves considering both positive and negative risks.
In the practical study, students learn about Athletics andUltimate Frisbee. In the first half of the term, the students will further develop their skills and knowledge in a range of track and field events in preparation for the School Athletics Carnival. In the second half of the term, the students will develop their catching and passing in the dynamic game of Ultimate Frisbee.
In the theory study for Term 3, students engage in a unit of study entitled Drug Use. In this unit, students will learn about the different types and classifications of drugs. Each drug type will be examined by looking at their short-term and long-term effects on users.
In the practical component for Term 3, students experience two team sports: European Handball andHockey. In the first half of the term, the students will develop their skills and knowledge in European Handball. In the second half of the term, the students will participate and develop their skills in Indoor Hockey. Both activities focus on hand – eye coordination and team work.
Get Active, Get Healthy is the theory unit of study in Term 4. Through this unit, students will learn to describe and evaluate the different forms of physical activity, exercise and components of fitness. Concepts such as incidental and accumulated physical activity will be examined.
Soccer is the practical undertaken in Term 4. Students participate and develop their ball control, passing and shooting skills. Students will develop and be asked to demonstrate their skills across the three forms of soccer (Outdoor, Indoor and Futsal).
Throughout the Year 7-10 PD/Health/PE course students will cover a small number of topics deemed "controversial issues" by the Department of Education & Communities. These topic areas, which include Child Protection, Human Sexuality & HIV/AIDS Education, are taught in a sensitive, objective and balanced manner reflecting the diverse needs of the student population.
It is assumed that all students will participate in these lessons with their parents' consent. If you have any concerns please feel free to contact the Head Teacher at school on 96695118.
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