Head of Faculty: Steph Boxall
There is an increasing recognition of the importance of living an active, healthy life and of the need to make informed, responsible decisions about personal health. Health and Physical Education aims to provide the knowledge, understanding and basis of physical skills and experiences for students to be able to make their own healthy life choices.
Campbell High School values studies in Health and Physical Education. Students who study this subject experience a range of benefits including:
In each semester, all students in years 7 and 8 participate in a series of compulsory health and physical education units. It is also compulsory for students in years 9 and 10 to study at least four units in health and physical education over the two years. These will include two 'core' units, one per year in years 9 and 10. Further units are then chosen from a large list of electives, providing students with great scope to pursue their personal interests. Electives include:
In this unit students will gain skills and knowledge useful in outdoor/adventure settings. Activities studied for semester 1 include: surfing and surf awareness, first aid, abseiling, caving and lifesaving. Activities studied for semester 2 include: caving abseiling, first aid, rock climbing and canoeing In this unit students will be required to participate in two overnight camps. (Fee applies)
This unit extends the studies undertaken in Outdoor Education 1. Activities become more advanced and include alpine education, skiing, outdoor first aid, bushwalking, navigation, canyoning and white water rafting. In this unit, students will be required to participate in three overnight camps. (Fee applies)
This unit gives students the opportunity to participate in a range of individual, recreational and leisure sports. They will have the opportunity to identify activities in which they may like to pursue outside the school environment. This unit is designed to assist the students to understand and appreciate the technical skills needed to be involved in recreational and leisure sports.
This unit offers students the opportunity to engage in more defined and structured fitness-based activities. These may include: resistance training (weights); circuit training; boxercise; self-defence; aerobics and yoga. In addition to these activities, students will also engage in some theory lessons and will be given the opportunity to learn about such things as the principles of fitness, the components of fitness and nutrition for sport.
This is a leadership program where students study leadership in a variety of settings. This information will then be transferred to their own lives through monitoring and modelling by CLASSIC teachers and program members. Students complete a variety of physical education, team building and team activities where they will be expected to display the leadership qualities learnt.
This unit aims to provide an opportunity for girls to sharpen, develop and improve leadership and professional skills through sport. In this unit there will be a mix of theory and practical lessons with an emphasis on leadership. Students will participate in a number of structured activities such as interactive workshops, team building, volunteer service and coaching younger girls from the cluster primary schools.
The Campbell High School Talented Sports Program (TSP) caters for students who are advanced in the chosen sport to a level where time management becomes an important part of their schedule. The unit caters for the needs of the students by providing them with the knowledge and skills to perform to their full potential both physically and academically. Students involved in the program will gain knowledge and skills which will help improve and maintain their involvement in their chosen sport.