Health and Physical Education
Health and Physical Education at Harrisdale Senior High School allows students to enhance their own and others’ health, safety, wellbeing, and physical activity participation in a varied and changing contexts. At Harrisdale Senior High School we recognise the profound impact that a comprehensive Health and Physical Education curriculum can have on the overall development of our students.
At Harrisdale Senior High School, Our Health and Physical Education program is designed to inspire and empower students to make informed decisions about their well-being while cultivating a lifelong commitment to a healthy and active lifestyle. We believe that a healthy body and active mind lay the foundation for success in all areas of life.
Health Education – Year 7-10
In Health Education, students are taken on a journey and through a combination of innovative teaching methods, interactive learning experiences and activities students are empowered to use the knowledge and skills taught to navigate this for everchanging world in which we live. Our programs place a strong emphasis on fostering healthy relationships, including communication skills, the promotion of respectful relationships and supportive interactions amongst our social groups. Students also gain knowledge about preventative measures and early detection of health issues. Students are empowered to take an active role in maintaining their own health.
Physical Education – Year 7-10
Our Physical Education program is more than just a class; it’s an opportunity for students to discover the joy of physical activity, build essential life skills, and cultivate a foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Students learn about how the body moves, how to approach and resolve challenges, how to optimise movement performance and the benefits of physical activity to themselves, others, and communities. Through team sports and collaborative activities, students learn the value of teamwork, leadership and effective communication, skills not only crucial for the sporting field but various aspects of life.