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Health and Physical Education

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Health and Physical Education (HPE) at Smithfield State High School is offered as a vibrant and dynamic program for students in Years 7-12. Students in Year 7-9 experience a curriculum derived from the Australian Curriculum. Students in Year 9-12 have elective options for HPE.

Health & Physical Education teaches students how to enhance their own and others' health, safety, wellbeing and physical activity participation in varied and changing contexts. The learning area has strong foundations in scientific fields such as physiology, nutrition, biomechanics and psychology which inform what we understand about healthy, safe and active choices. Students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to strengthen their sense of self, and build and manage satisfying relationships. They also learn to use resources for the benefit of themselves and for the communities with which they identify and to which they belong.

Subject Information

Years 7 – 9 HPE

  • Compulsory subject
  • 2x55min lessons per week for the year

Year 9 HPE Extension

  • Elective subject
  • Pathway is Physical Education and/or Certificate III Fitness
  • Increased academic rigour (than compulsory HPE), students who have been successful in and enjoy compulsory HPE should pick this subject
  • 3x55min lessons per week for the year

Year 10 HPE (Applied/VET)

  • Elective subject
  • Applied/VET pathway – course prepares student for Sport and Recreation/Outdoor Education and Certificate III Fitness
  • 4x55min lessons per week for the year

Years 10 HPE (General)

  • Elective subject
  • General pathway – course prepares students for Physical Education and/or Health
  • High level of rigour to prepare students for general pathway
  • 4x55min lessons per week for the year

Years 11 & 12

  • Physical Education (General)
  • Health (General)
  • Outdoor Education (Applied)
  • Certificate III Fitness (VET)
  • Certificate II/III Sport & Recreation (VET)

More information on the subjects can be found in the Year level handbooks in the enrolment section.

Head of Department: Brent Garske
Phone: (07) 4058 4345
Email: bgars4@eq.edu.au


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Last reviewed 14 March 2019
Last updated 14 March 2019