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Health & Physical Ed

Head of Faculty – Mr Bruce Cameron

Includes Physical Education, Hauora Health, Outdoor Pursuits, Sports Performance and Leadership

Health is vitally important for personal and social well-being and achievement. It encompasses the physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual dimensions of a persons growth. This area of learning enables students to learn about and develop confidence in themselves and their abilities and to approach learning with energy and application. It helps them to take responsibility for their own health and physical fitness and to acknowledge their part in ensuring the well-being and safety of others.

Students will be encouraged to set realistic and worthwhile personal goals and to develop healthy patterns of living. They will develop the skills to participate in a wide range of activities and to build responsible and satisfying relationships at school, at home, in the wider community and with people from various social and cultural backgrounds. They will have opportunities to face challenges and to find satisfaction in recreation, relaxation, sport and personal fitness.

This underlying philosophy is used to deliver the New Zealand Health and Physical Wellbeing curriculum. The curriculum consists of four strands:

  • Personal growth and development
  • Movement concepts and motor skills
  • Relationships with other people
  • Healthy communities and environments

Skills learned and practiced in the Health and Physical Education Curriculum can be applied across a wide range of occupations such as: sports science, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, health sciences, sports coaching, teaching.

Contact HOF Health & Physical Education.