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Learning Areas > Health and Physical Education

Leader of Learning - Health and Physical Education: Mrs Sally Nelson
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Year 10 Subjects VCE Subjects

About the Learning Area

The Health and Physical Education Learning Area aims to create a safe environment within a variety of contexts in which students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed in order to enhance their own and others’ health and wellbeing.

Physical Education offers experiences that enrich and develop our students through the expression of human movement in all its varied forms and allied aspects of health education. Physical Education seeks to educate the whole student.

The Physical Education program at Carey presents a range of activities that enhances the attributes of a positive learner, while extending individual levels of fitness and skill. In addition, the program provides opportunities for spontaneity, freedom and enjoyment, as well as offering opportunities to respond to challenge and be involved in the natural environment.

As an intrinsic part of the program students are required to demonstrate knowledge which assists them to make informed decisions about and develop sound attitudes towards their lifelong personal and community health.

At Year 10, Physical Education is a compulsory core subject for all students. In addition, Year 10 students can choose the semester elective – Improving Sports Performance. 

At Year 11 and 12, Units 1- 4 Physical Education and Units 1-4 Health and Human Development are offered.