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Health & Physical Education

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.


  • To offer a well balanced developmental program from year 7 to 10 students which incorporates the areas of fundamental motor skills, gymnastics, games skills and techniques, sport and recreation activities.
  • To encourage participation and skill development in a variety of sports.
  • To increase the emphasis on sportsmanship and to promote enjoyable and satisfying completion and skill development through participation.
  • To provide all students with the opportunity to participate in safe and appropriate sporting activities.
  • To develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes to ensure good personal health.
  • To enable each student to reach their full sporting potential.

Senior courses

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.


The College reception is open from 8.15am to 4.15pm, Monday to Friday during the school term.

02 6258 1055

Barnard Circuit
Florey ACT 2615
PO Box 3248 BC
Belconnen ACT 2617

The student office is open from 8.15am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday during the school term.



Contact the Enrolment Officer for any questions regarding enrolment at St Francis Xavier College.


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