Health and Physical Education

The Willetton Senior High School Health and Physical Education program is comprehensive and extensive.

We offer a full array of senior courses for University bound students and certification courses for those seeking an alternative pathway to further study or work. Our lower school program provides a range of elective offerings to supplement the compulsory physical activity and health courses linked to the Western Australian Curriculum.

Lifecare is a compulsory for all Year 11 students. It involves a mix of active and passive activities and has a heavy emphasis on participation and recreational pursuits to help offset the stress of senior school and add to the life skills of students once they leave school. Activities have included visits to senior villages, links with Castlereagh and their disability students, lawn bowls, stretching groups, boxing, indoor and outdoor sports and talks from various agencies on related current health practices and topics.

In addition to these courses the staff are dedicated to providing opportunities outside the classroom. Traditionally, the school participates in 12 annual carnivals connected to all year groups across swimming, athletics, and nominated sports. The learning area also participates in up to 18 sports in extracurricular School Sport WA competitions. Across all years and genders these equate to over 40 teams.

The sports program also hosts the leading basketball program within WA. This highly successful and respected program has been part of the several current state and national based players and coaches within basketball.

Involvement in the Health and Physical Education program not only offers students immediate rewards but also exposes them to real lifestyle options and life skills that they can carry with them into their adult lives.

For further information on areas such as uniforms, assessment or general rules on participation see Health and Physical Education Policy. (will download immediately in PDF format)

 

Program Offerings

Year 7

  • Health
  • General Physical Education
  • Specialised Basketball

Year 8

  • Health
  • General Physical Education
  • Specialised Basketball

Year 9

  • Health
  • General Physical Education
  • Specialised Basketball

Options

  • Racquet Sports
  • AFL/Soccer

Year 10

  • Health
  • General Physical Education
  • Specialised Basketball

Options

  • Outdoor Education
  • General Basketball
  • Physical Pursuits
  • Showdown Sports
  • National Sports
  • Badminton

Years 11 and 12

  • Health Studies ATAR & GENERAL in both years
  • Physical Education Studies ATAR & GENERAL in both years
  • Physical Education Studies - Specialised Basketball ATAR & GENERAL in both years
  • Outdoor Education Studies GENERAL in Year 12 only
  • Certificate II: Outdoor Recreation
  • Certificate II: Sport & Recreation
  • Certificate II: Sports Coaching
  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Lifecare (incorporating community service) in Year 11 only