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Junior Health and PE

Health and Physical Education in Year 9 and 10

The junior Health and Physical Education programme at Whanganui Girls’ College is compulsory for all students in years 9 and 10. The course is made up of two practical PE lessons per week and one weekly health lesson. From this course, students gain skills, knowledge, attitudes and motivation to make informed decisions that help them enhance their own well-being, the well-being of other people and that of society as a whole.

The course focuses on the development of a wide range of movement and physical activity skills as applied specifically to sports and recreational activities. Students acquire knowledge and understanding about movement and develop positive attitudes towards physical activity. Students also gain valuable knowledge and skills on how to enhance relationships and work more effectively with other people.

The course aims to provide students with a variety of skills to help them lead a healthy and active lifestyle. It is hoped that the experiences they receive and skills and knowledge they gain will help them to sustain a healthy lifestyle in the future and to have a life long rewarding association with physical activity.

Course Outlines

Year 9 Physical Education

Term 1

  • Aquatics
  • Adventure Based Learning

Term 2

  • Self Management / Fitness Studies
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer

Term 3

  • Netball
  • Volleyball

Term 4

  • Small Ball Skills
  • Minor Games

Year 9 Health

Term 1

  • Hauroa

Term2

  • Friendships / Personal Health

Term 3

  • Sexuality & Relationships

Term 4

  • Positive Behaviour
  • Sun Smart

Year 10 Physical Education

Term 1

  • Athletics
  • Flipper Ball

Term 2

  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Te Ao Kori

Term 3

  • Team Player Skills (Volleyball) 8 Lessons
  • Fair Play 5 Lessons
  • Touch Rugby (Inclusion) 6 Lessons

Term 4

  • Volleyball
  • Touch Rugby
  • Tennis

Year 10 Health

Term 1

  • Nutrition

Term 2

  • Drugs & Careers

Term 3

  • Sexuality

Term 4

  • Mental Health Matters