Physical Development/ Health/Physical Education (PD/H/PE)

PD/H/PE contributes significantly to the cognitive, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development of students.

It provides opportunities for students to learn about, and practice ways of, adopting and maintaining a healthy, productive and active life. 

It also involves students learning through movement experiences that are both enjoyable and challenging, and improving their capacity to move with skill and confidence in a variety of contexts.

PD/H/PE provides the opportunity for young people to explore issues that are likely to impact on the health and well-being of themselves and others, now and in the future. The issues that affect young people include physical activity, mental health, drug use, sexual health, nutrition, supportive relationships, personal safety, gender roles and discrimination. The PD/H/PE program at Jamison High School plays an important role in enhancing resilience and connectedness. It is designed to be affirming and inclusive of those young people who experience a range of challenges in managing their own health. Learning in PD/H/PE encourages young people to take a positive approach to managing their lives and equips them with the skills for current and future challenges.

At Jamison High School students have the opportunity to study the following courses:-

Year 7 to 10 PD/H/PE Course

This area of study provides students the opportunity for the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual development. It involves students learning and practicing ways of maintaining active, healthy lifestyles and improving health. Our program engages and challenges all students to maximise their individual talents and capabilities for lifelong learning. Students develop positive self-concepts and their capacity to establish and maintain safe and healthy lives.

In our PD/H/PE program at Jamison High School students have the opportunity to participate in structured sport and physical activity lessons each fortnight. During these lessons students are able to experience a wide variety of sports such as athletics, gymnastics, social dance, basketball, cricket, football, netball, softball, cross country, volleyball.    

Year 8 to 10 Physical activity and Sports Studies (PASS) Elective Course

The PASS course incorporates a wide range of lifelong physical activities, including recreational, leisure and adventure pursuits, competitive and non-competitive games, individual and group physical fitness activities, and the use of physical activity for therapy and remediation. The course promotes the concept of learning through movement.  Students are encouraged to specialise and study areas in depth, to work towards a particular performance goal, pursue a formal qualification or examine an issue of interest related to the physical, emotional, social, cultural or scientific dimensions of physical activity in sport.  This course provides students with new experiences and challenges beyond those offered in the mandatory PD/H/PE Year 7-10 course.

The aim of the PASS Course is to enhance students’ capacity to participate effectively in physical activity and sport, leading to improved quality of life for themselves and others.  Students study selected modules within three areas of study: Foundations of physical activity, Physical activity and sport in society, and Enhancing participation and performance. Students are provided the opportunity to explore a broad range of movement experiences to identify with activities which they may pursue beyond school. It also gives students the opportunity to transfer movement skills and build social skills across contexts and appreciate the variety of benefits provided by physical activity and sport.

Year 11 and 12 PD/H/PE and Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Courses

In Year 11 and 12 students have the opportunity to study PD/H/PE and/or Sport Lifestyle and Recreation (SLR) courses. The PD/H/PE program provides a direct link with study and vocational pathways in the areas of recreational, paramedical, movement and health Sciences. The program encourages personal growth, the enhancement of wellbeing and the development of the individual’s capacity to take a productive role in society.

Through the study of PD/H/PE, students will develop:

  • Values and attitudes that promote healthy and active lifestyles and communities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the factors affecting health.
  • A capacity to exercise influence over personal and community health outcomes.
  • Knowledge and understanding about the way the body moves.
  • An ability to take action to improve participation and performance in physical activity.
  • An ability to apply the skills of critical thinking, research and analysis.

In the senior PD/H/PE course students examines a range of areas that underpin health and physical activity.  Students have the opportunity to study the following modules in Year 11: Better health for individuals, The body in Motion, First Aid and Fitness choices. In Year 12 students study:  Health priorities in Australia, Factors affecting performance, Sports medicine and Improving performance. The PD/H/PE board developed course contributes towards an ATAR.     

Non-ATAR Courses

PD/H/PE also offers a non-ATAR course, Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation.  Students complete practical and theory modules focusing on participation in sport and physical activity. This program supports students in developing the capacity to adopt administrative roles in community sport and recreation. The course teaches students the skills required to become a coach, trainer, first aid officer, referee and fitness leader. This course provides a sound platform for further study at TAFE or University. During this course students have the opportunity to develop their coaching skills by coaching junior PD/H/PE classes.

Eileen Cammack 2018 Information