Physical activity is an important part of the lives of our students. Participation in physical activity provides opportunities for relaxation, enjoyment, recreation, fitness, social interaction, competition and a balanced lifestyle. The experience of physical activity in play, recreation, sport, fitness and outdoor environments, provides challenge, personal growth and enjoyment.
In Health Education lessons we aim to provide a foundation for developing active and informed members of society, capable of managing the interactions between themselves and their social, cultural, physical and natural environments in the pursuit of lifelong involvement in physical activity, good health and well being. Students studying health acquire knowledge, information and skills to assist them in their decision-making.
The Health and Physical Education Department offers three courses within the Senior School—Exercise Science, Physical Education and Outdoor & Environment.
The Exercise Science is both an accredited and tertiary course that assists students in gaining access to vocational opportunities and who wish to proceed to post-secondary studies in the fields of Paramedical, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, sports training/conditioning, sports studies, teaching, community fitness and recreation and other areas of applied anatomy and physiology.