All students in Year 9 participate in Physical Education classes, which are conducted at the Carey Sports Complex at Bulleen and Kew where facilities include:
- The Geoffrey Stevens Swimming Pool Complex.
- The Gerard Cramer Physical Education Centre (a double indoor gym).
- Four ovals.
- Two soccer/hockey fields.
- Twelve tennis courts (Term 1).
- Weights and Conditioning Room (Kew).
Movement is central to Physical Education for acquiring the skills, concepts and strategic awareness required for physical activity participation and enhanced performance. Physical Education concepts are informed by the related individual and team skill development, sociocultural factors and behavioural aspects. Students develop movement competence and confidence in a range of physical activities in a variety of contexts and environments.
In Year 9 the practical learning experiences support students to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate personal physical activity to enhance their wellbeing. Students learn to be creative in the way that they adapt and improvise their movements to respond to different situations. This learning provides students with knowledge, understanding and skills to devise, apply and appraise a range of strategies to improve their own movement performance and those of others.
The course acquaints students with varied activities during the year in an attempt to establish and foster an increase in skill and fitness levels, whilst enhancing self-confidence and motivation. Personal responsibility is developed throughout the units, as are co-operation and the belief that physical activity should be a lifelong commitment. The development of important social skills and sportsmanship are encouraged.
Students participate in the following units:
- Footy Codes.
- Dance Sport.
- Aquatics (fitness aquatics/deep water running/waterpolo/underwater hockey).
- Cross Age Curriculum (Years 3 and 4).
- Weights/Resistance Training.
The assessment of each unit reflects the Student Profiles.
- Skill Level: individual performance and understanding the strategies required for achieving successful outcomes.
- Social Responsibility: valuing fair play, respect for others and leadership qualities.
- Participation: application, attitude, co-operation and initiative.
- Reflection: identifying areas for improvement and setting future learning goals.
- Cardiovascular Fitness: based upon the Australian Fitness Education Award recommendations.