Stage 5 Content (Yr. 9 & 10)
PDPHE requires students to engage in both theoretical and practical learning activities. At JJCMHS, each term sees students engaging in these studies concurrently.
The first theory unit studied in Year 9 is entitled Celebrating Diversity. In this unit, students learn about discrimination, rights and what diversity means today. Students create goals that increase their awareness of discrimination and demonstrate ways to celebrate others' differences, including their own.
Year 9 begins the year with a practical focus on Fitness. This unit provides a diverse range of fitness activities where the students will participate in a variety of different fitness regimes. The students undertake standardised fitness testing, building on their knowledge and experiences from Stage 4. Students are able to compare their fitness testing to their results from previous years.
In Term 2, the theory study is Sexual Health. Students examine the needs met by different relationships. Students learn about and practice communication skills relevant to building and maintaining equal and respectful relationships, including empathy, assertiveness, active listening, negotiation, compromise and conflict resolution. Decision making in relation to sexual relationships and sexual safety is modelled using the decision making model, allowing students to develop skills in planning for their safety.
The practical learning experiences in Term 2 are Athletics and Basketball. In the first half of the term, the students refresh and continue to 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, passing, dribbling and shooting skills in the context of Basketball.
Health Consumerism is the theory study for Term 3. Students identify a range of health issues commonly effecting young people. They design strategies to reduce health risks for themselves and others. Students will examine how to access health information which enables them to attain lifelong skills as a consumer.
The practical component of Term 3 is Gymnastics. 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.
The final theory component for Year 9 is entitled Safe Partying. In this unit of learning, students learn about the different ways in which they need to stay safe during adolescence. Aspects such as drugs and making sensible decisions in social situations are addressed.
The practical component of Them 4 is Touch Football and Oz Tag through which students participate and develop their skills in Touch Football and Oz Tag. The students develop their passing, catching and movement skills with an emphasis on spatial awareness.
The theory unit of study in Term 1 is Nutrition and Physical Activity. Nutrition looks at what food is necessary for a healthy diet and what nutrients are withdrawn from different foods and drinks. Physical activity examines what is expected of individuals to be able to build or maintain a positive and healthy body that moves freely without discomfort.
Year 10 students once again begin the year with a practical focus onFitness. This unit provides exposure to a diverse range of fitness activities where the students will participate in a variety of different fitness regimes. The students undertake standardised fitness testing. Students are able to compare their fitness testing to their results from previous years.
Stress Less is the title of the theory unit for Term 2. Students will explore the various stressors that young people experience. They will describe and develop different coping strategies to deal with or prevent stress while identifying a range of resources available to address adolescent issues.
The practical component for Temr 2 is Athletics andDodgeball. In the first half of the term, the students refresh and 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 throwing and dodging skills through various modified Dodgeball games.
Relationships is title of the theory focus for Term 3 in year 10. In this unit, students will learn about the different types of relationships and how to develop and maintain respectful relations with others.
In the practical study, students participate in European Handball andHockey. In the first half of the term, students will develop their skills and knowledge in European Handball. In the second half of the term, students will participate and develop their skills in Indoor Hockey.
At a time when many students are anticipating being able to drive, the theory unit for Term 4 is Driver Reviver. Year 10 students will learn about road safety and awareness. Furthermore, the process of licencing and associated laws will be examined in detail.
The practical component of Term 4 is Net games. Students will participate in a range of net games such as Volleyball, Badminton and Table Tennis. These games will develop their fine and gross motor skills.
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.