Health & Phys Ed

Through the knowledge and understandings, skills, attitudes and values developed during participation in Health and Physical Education students are encouraged to maximise their opportunities and potential to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. They do this by critically evaluating the opportunities and challenges associated with living in our modern society, and can take action to avoid or reduce threats to their health and wellbeing, such as the effects of drugs, poor mental health or inadequate nutrition. Students participate in various physical activities and analyse the contribution that participation plays in healthy lifestyles.

The needs of every child and young adult are central to all teaching and learning programs. The Australian Curriculum provides teachers, students and parents with a clear understanding of the concepts and content for students to demonstrate  satisfactory performance in Health and Physical Education.

The areas the students are assessed in the Health and PE Learning Area are:
• Concepts for a Healthy Lifestyle;
• Skills for Physical Activity;
• Interpersonal Skills;
• Self-Management Skills.

Student’s knowledge and understandings of current health issues, and therefore their abilities to make informed health decisions, are developed in the Health Education program. Participation in this program also develops the students’ Interpersonal skills, self-management skills and their attitudes and values regarding health issues influencing their own health and the health of others. Health Education also embraces the college’s focus of developing literacy and language skills in the students through the implementation of a Health Journal and Glossary of terms.

The Physical Education program offers students the opportunity to develop their skills in a variety of sporting and recreational activities. Involvement in a wide range of activities will provide the opportunity for students to develop their physical skills, interpersonal skills and attitudes towards physical activity. Student achievement is reported to parents in generic sporting contexts; as such students will be required to demonstrate their abilities in several different sports. Participation in sport and recreational activities encourages team work, improves self-esteem, leadership skills and self-discipline.

At Halls Head College students’ participation in Health and Physical Education is compulsory in Years 8, 9 and 10 with students engaging in a minimum of 180 minutes per week in Physical Education and 60 min per week in Health Education. Students in year 10 have the choice of various options that will involve an additional 180 minutes per week involved in the Learning area.


At Halls Head College we offer a specialised sports program in each of the following sports:


The Halls Head College Sports Academy Program is focused in enhancing the development of talented sportspeople through a well-rounded program that supports the academic and social growth, with a student focused approach. 

Program Overview

4 x lessons per week: 2 x practical session; 1 x fitness session; 1 x health lesson; opportunities to represent the college in inter-school competitions.

In addition to students developing their technical skills, tactics and strategies, each program promotes the many various roles linked with the sport such as officiating, coaching, strength and conditioning, rehabilitation, nutrition and recovery.  These areas are embedded along with the HPE curriculum so that students have a diverse range of knowledge and understanding within the whole Sporting and Physical Education area which will support their academic growth in a variety of courses through Year 11 & 12, TAFE, University and ultimately career prospects. 

We believe greatly in self-reflection and evaluation to promote an understanding of where students are and what they need to do to improve.  Each student will have an Individual Player Plan which they will regularly complete, along with feedback from the coach to enable continual progress.

Selection Process

All Year 7-10 students have the opportunity to trial for selection at various times throughout the year, with Year 6 students having a trial day in Term 3 (more information to follow).  A student can be selected if:

  • There is availability within the program.
  • They demonstrate an excellent attitude towards the program, the coach and other students.

They demonstrate good technical ability and knowledge of their chosen sport.

The Coaches

The coaches have a vast wealth of knowledge and experience within the game.  This allows them to plan and deliver advanced and innovative programs that will develop each individual student to their full capacity.

Basketball – Mr Munday: Played and coached in the US College Basketball League and New Zealand Baketball League.

Netball – Miss Hughes & Miss Hutchen-Craig; Intermediate and working towards Advanced Netball Australia Coaching Qualifications

AFL – Mr Williams: Coached winning PFL Colts Premiership team & Mr Taylor: Subiaco Football Club games record holder, WAFL (Subiaco  & Colts) and Mustangs Coach

Soccer – Mr Marshall: Working towards FIFA “C” License.

Mentoring Role

Along with coaching, the teachers play an important part in being a mentor to the students, supporting them throughout their


Along with an exceptional two court indoor gymnasium, an excellent and expansive playing oval and pitch, we are able to support the program with a fantastic gym for the fitness program along with new classrooms and technology to support the theoretical component of the program.

Expectations of students in the Sports Academy Program are high with regards to behaviour, participation and skill level and as a result the outcomes will be rewarding.

Application Process

The application process will be held for entry during term three of the previous year.

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