Health and Physical Education
The Years 1-10 Health and Physical Education key learning area reflects the dynamic and multi-dimensional nature of health and recognizes the significance of physical activity in the lives of individuals and groups in contemporary Australian society.
The key learning area provides a foundation for developing active and informed members of society, capable of managing the interactions between themselves and their social, cultural and physical environments in the pursuit of good health.
Students are encouraged to act, individually or collectively, in culturally appropriate ways, to enhance health and wellbeing and to promote structures in society which support their own and others’ health and wellbeing.
Active engagement in physical activity is a major emphasis in the key learning area. This emphasis recognizes that participation in physical activity promotes health and acknowledges the unique role of physical activity as a medium for learning.
The key learning area emphasizes the social justice principles of diversity, equity and supportive environments. These principles underpin the syllabus and guide curriculum design and delivery.
The scope of the Years 1-10 Health and Physical Education key learning area embraces learnings that traditionally may have been included in subjects such as health education, home economics, human relationships education, lifeskills, outdoor education, personal development, physical education and sport education.