Campbell High School

An ACT Public School

Personal Development, Health and PE

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Head of Faculty: Ashley Carter

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.

CLLASS Girls Color Run 2015

Campbell High School values studies in Health and Physical Education. Students who study this subject experience a range of benefits including:

  • A better understanding of the importance of personal health and fitness and a strong understanding of the many specific health issues relevant to young people today
  • Being active and developing lifelong healthy activity habits
  • Learning concepts about play, games, sport and recreation, and the roles these play in leading an active healthy life
  • Understanding the rules, etiquette and culture associated with all forms of physical activity
  • The development of a range of interpersonal skills such as communication, assertiveness, conflict resolution, leadership and teamwork
  • The learning and application of self-management skills such as decision making, problem solving, planning, time and stress management
  • The development of a range of movement skills that will enable students to reduce the risk of ill health
  • The development of strong self-esteem and personal confidence through successful experiences in a range of enjoyable physical activities
  • The development of flexibility, endurance and strength - components of fitness which allow people to lead functional healthy lifestyles

Course Information

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:

  • Outdoor Education 1 & 2
  • Fitness and Recreation
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • CLASSIC (Boy's Leadership)
  • CLLASS (Girl's Leadership)
  • TSP (Talented Sports Program)

2012 Talented Sports Program trip to Allianz Stadium

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