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J J Cahill Memorial High School

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Stage 4 and 5

Stage 4 and 5 PDHPE

PDHPE is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10, and covers the following:

Health, Wellbeing and Relationships 

Students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills important for building respectful relationships, enhancing personal strengths and exploring personal identity to promote the health, safety and wellbeing of themselves and others. Students develop strategies to manage change, challenges, power, abuse, violence and how to protect themselves and others in a range of situations. 

Movement Skill and Performance 

Students focus on active participation in a broad range of movement contexts to develop movement skill and enhance performance. They develop confidence and competence to engage in physical activity. Students develop an understanding of movement concepts and the features of movement composition as they engage in a variety of planned and improvised movement experiences. Through movement experiences students also develop self-management and interpersonal skills to support them to strive for enhanced performance and participation in a lifetime of physical activity. 

Healthy, Safe and Active Lifestyles 

In this strand, students focus on the interrelationship between health and physical activity concepts. They develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to empower them to make healthy and safe choices and take action to promote the health, safety and wellbeing of their communities. Students engage with a range of health issues and identify strategies to keep them healthy, safe and active. 

Physical Activity and Sports Studies (PASS)

Pass is an elective offered by the PDHPE faculty which is an excellent opportunity for students in Stage 5 to extend their interest and knowledge in the area of sport and health science. PASS represents a broad view of physical activity and the many possible contexts in which individuals can build activity into their lifestyle. It 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 students will study three areas:

  • Foundations of Physical Activity

  • Physical activity and Sport in Society

  • Enhancing Participation and Performance

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