HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION - CURRICULUM OPTIONS

SEMESTER 1 ELECTIVES

WIND, WATER, WAVES

This course will develop skills, knowledge and safe attitudes for numerous aquatic environments. Although this is a practical based unit, students will take part in some theory exploring the importance of wind, waves and water in our world. All units in Wind, Waves, Water develop teamwork, leadership, cooperation and communication skills.

  

STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING: Students will learn skills including how to leave and return to the beach safely, self-rescue techniques and numerous stroke and turning techniques on flat water. These sessions will take place off campus at Shelley Foreshore on the Swan River.

SAILING: Will see students learn about the anatomy of a sailing boat including how to correctly rig a boat. They will develop the ability to read the wind and weather conditions and to apply the correct techniques to enhance performance. Students will learn to leave and return to the beach safely, self-rescue if capsizing, jibe and tact. During the sailing unit students will also have the opportunity to learn some of the rules of the water, which coincides with their RST unit.  Students will be instructed by external sailing professional offsite at South Perth Foreshore. 

DIVING:  Will see students travel to HBF stadium to learn the sport of Diving. Students will learn the skills of springboard and platform diving, under the watchful and very experienced WA diving instructors. 

SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING: Students will be given the opportunity to try one of Australia’s fastest growing sports. Instructors from Synchronised Swimming WA will teach the students the physical and artistic skills required in synchronised swimming. 

RECREATIONAL SKIPPERS TICKET (RST): Students will have the opportunity to acquire their skippers’ ticket which is a qualification that is recognised for life. This unit will cover the theoretical component of the course, preparing students to sit the written examination part of this qualification. Students must be able to competently swim 300 metres.  If students wish to take up this opportunity, this will be arranged by the teacher at an additional cost. 

A consumables charge of approximately $150.00 per student will be applied to this course. This will include roughly 15 off-campus practical activities for the Semester. This will be charged in addition to Tuition Fees. 

 

MUIR - OUTDOOR EDUCATION

Jon Muir is the recipient of the Australian Geographic Society Lifetime of Adventure Award that recognises those who have lived a life of exploration and adventure, but who have also given back and inspired others.

 

This course is designed to provide outdoor skills, knowledge and attitudes for safe outdoor participation. The course includes practical and theoretical sessions students work to improve important lifelong ‘soft skills’ such as organisation, personal preparation, time management and working with others, as part of a group and as a leader.  The students will take part in:

 

 

SNORKELLING: Students will learn how to correctly snorkel, the various techniques involved, equipment use and maintenance. Enabling students to build confidence to be able to snorkel and swim safely at the many WA snorkelling spots in their leisure time. Multiple snorkelling lessons will take the students off campus to explore Coogee Snorkel Trail. There is a full day snorkelling excursion to Rottnest Island which will incur a cost of roughly $40.

ORIENTEERING: Students will learn how to read a map, identifying key points and areas, how to use a compass, the rules of orienteering, how to perform at a competition level, involvement in a one day excursion to Jorgensen National Park in Kalamunda and a one day competition.

ARCHERY: The techniques and skills of Archery, the correct use of equipment used in Archery and the safety components of Archery.

 

The students will be involved in leadership development and environmental awareness units. Students will enjoy both practical and theoretical sessions during the year.

A consumables charge of approximately $50.00 per student will be applied to this course. This will be charged in addition to Tuition Fees.

DOUGLAS - OUTDOOR EDUCATION

Renowned WA adventurer and conservationist, Malcolm Douglas was driven by his love of the Australian bush and its wildlife. He believed passionately in the sanctity of the Kimberley and fought most of his life for its preservation.

 

This course is designed to provide outdoor skills, knowledge and attitudes for safe outdoor participation. The course includes practical and theoretical sessions where students work to improve important lifelong ‘soft skills’ such as organisation, personal preparation, time management and working with others, as part of a group and as a leader.  The students will take part in:

 

CANOEING: The techniques and skills of canoeing, the correct use of equipment used in canoeing coupled with the safety components of canoeing on the Canning River.

MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDING: How to maintain and service a bike, identifying various parts, complete an eight-point safety check, how to perform a variety of skills on various surfaces. Several river, off campus and BMX track rides.

CANOEING: The techniques and skills of canoeing, the correct use of equipment used in canoeing coupled with the safety components of canoeing on the Canning River. 

SUSTAINABILITY: How to create and maintain a vegetable garden, repurposing plastic using partnerships with Millennium Kids and Propeller Industries, how to shred and remould plastic, conducting a sustainability audit at home and understanding the implications for current and future generations. 

 

The students will be involved in leadership development and environmental awareness. The goal of the course is for students to develop practical skills and for them to contribute towards a sustainable world. Students will enjoy both practical and theoretical sessions during the semester.

A consumables charge of approximately $50.00 per student will be applied to this course. This will be charged in addition to Tuition Fees.

 

SEMESTER 2 ELECTIVES

BIKE, BOAT AND BOARD 

This course will develop skills, knowledge and safe attitudes for numerous aquatic and land based environments. Although this is a practical based unit, students will take part in some theory exploring the importance of sustainability, keeping our world clean and healthy and understanding weather and its impacts. All units in Bike, Boat and Board develop teamwork, leadership, cooperation and communication skills.

 

SURFING: Students will learn basic skills including how to paddle a surfboard and how to stand up. A theme of water safety will be an overarching focus where students will learn to identify different wave and rip types. What better way to spend part of your day than at one of Perth’s finest beaches, Leighton Beach!

ROWING: Students will learn about the structure of a boat, how to rig their craft and stroke technique. Students will be training out of Champion Lakes, a world class rowing facility and learning how to manoeuvre the boat, the aspects of racing and experience boats of different sizes and variety. 

TRIATHLON: During the unit students will develop their swimming, running and bike riding skills. They will learn the importance of transitions between each leg and practice in both teams and as individuals. Students will have the chance to participate in an Interschool competition as individuals or as teams.

RLSS BRONZE Star/Medallion qualification: Students will have the chance to acquire their Bronze Star/ Medallion which will be valid for the year. This is a necessary requirement is students wish to obtain jobs around water environments. Students must competently swim 400m and tread water for 10 minutes.

 

A consumables charge of approximately $150 per student will be applied to this course. This will include roughly 15 double period off campus practical activities for the Semester. This will be charged in addition to Tuition Fees. 

LOCK - OUTDOOR EDUCATION

Andrew Lock is the first Australian to successfully climb all 14 of the world’s 8000-metre peaks, has a strong involvement and community groups and aid foundations and was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2011 for service. This course is designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes for safe participation in outdoor activities, encouraging personal and group responsibility and team work and to build important lifelong ‘soft skills’ such as organisation, personal preparation, time management and working with others, as part of a group and as a leader.  

 

FISHING: How to fish, how to catch bream, how to rig your rod and associated equipment, the best fishing spots around the Swan River, to understand the implications of fish stocks and bag catch limits, how to prepare fish for cooking as well as how to cook them correctly.

ROCK CLIMBING: Students will learn the skills and techniques to climb and belay both on the College’s artificial wall and external Rock Climbing centres. An effective medium to promote responsibility for oneself and others, students will learn about equipment, communication and safety protocols.

CAMP SKILLS: How to manage yourself, your equipment and your group, how to safely recreate in the outdoors, with focus on organisation, communication skills, time management, planning, preparation and teamwork. Environmental impact on recreation areas, Mountain biking, rafting and cooking in a camp environment.

 

The students will also be involved in leadership development and environmental awareness throughout each unit. The course culminates in a camp where the focus is on safe and successful outdoor learning while practising the skills learnt throughout the Semester. 

There is a camp cost of approximately $180.00 which includes specialist instructors, transport and specialist equipment. A consumables charge of approximately $50.00 per student will be applied to this course. This will be charged in addition to Tuition Fees.

BLAIR - OUTDOOR EDUCATION

Lisa Blair is an incredible ambassador for climate change and the first woman to sail solo around Antarctica in a six-month journey, unassisted.

 

This course is designed to provide outdoor skills, knowledge and attitudes for safe outdoor participation. The course includes practical and theoretical sessions students work to improve important lifelong ‘soft skills’ such as organisation, personal preparation, time management and working with others, as part of a group and as a leader.  The students will take part in the following units:

 

KAYAKING: Learn kayaking skills on flat water on the Swan River, safety skills, equipment management skills.

BUSH COOKING: Camp craft skills including fire lighting, cooking and hygiene, minimum impact techniques, safety skills for camping and camp craft activities.

CAMP SKILLS: How to manage yourself, your equipment and your group, how to safely recreate in the outdoors, with focus on organisation, communication skills, time management, planning, preparation and teamwork. Environmental impact on recreation areas, Mountain biking, rafting and cooking in a camp environment.

 

The students will also be involved in leadership development and environmental awareness throughout each unit. The course culminates in a camp where the focus is on safe and successful outdoor learning while practising the skills learnt throughout the Semester. 

There is a camp cost of approximately $180.00 which includes specialist instructors, transport and specialist equipment. A consumables charge of approximately $50.00 per student will be applied to this course. This will be charged in addition to Tuition Fees.

WELLNESS FOR LIFE (AVAILABLE SEMESTER 1 OR SEMESTER 2)

 

Students have the opportunity to become proactive and gain knowledge and understanding of wellbeing in the Wellness for Life elective.

 

This course will provide students with the tools and up to date information about wellness to encourage them to prioritise their own wellbeing whilst at the College and in their future. Students will explore several facets of teenage and adult life that can affect the overall wellness of an individual, as well as look at preventative and restorative measures in a real-world context, empowering our students to have healthy minds and healthy bodies. The course will include, but is not limited to, the following topics:

 

PILATES, YOGA AND MINDFULNESS: Building confidence and learning skills that are lifelong and scientifically proven to aid wellbeing.

NUTRITION FOR BEST HEALTH: Did you know that fish oil also has an incredible impact on the brain, especially when it comes to mild memory loss and mental health?

TIME TO GET ACTIVE: Walking and resistance training, cardiovascular training and the benefits of being out in nature. Did you know regular exercise helps maintain good physical and mental health? When you go for a walk, it’s not just your body that benefits – the way you think and feel changes too!

THE PRESSURES OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND HOW SERVICE AND GRATITUDE CAN HAVE A POSITIVE EFFECT ON WELLBEING: Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health and deal with adversity.

 

There will be a variety of practical and theoretical concepts covered weekly, as well as the introduction of guest speakers and specialist yoga and pilates providers to help equip students to achieve positive outcomes throughout the course.

A consumables charge of approximately $20.00 per student will be applied to this course. This will be charged in addition to Tuition Fees.

SPECIALISED PHYSICAL EDUCATION (AVAILABLE SEMESTER 1 OR SEMESTER 2)

In this course students will be introduced to concepts such as elementary anatomy, physiology and training techniques. Students will study various sports and be introduced to a ‘game sense’ approach.  This subject provides a good foundation for the requirements of Physical Education Studies at an ATAR level.

 

The use of ICT, peer teaching and analysis helps students to consolidate their learning as the year progresses. This course includes both theoretical and practical components. Practical units will include a focus on two different sports.

A consumables charge of approximately $20.00 will be applied to this course. This will be charged in addition to Tuition Fees.