Health and Physical Education

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

CURRENT AWARDS

Sporting Awards

2017 McMahon Shield Runner Up: Recognition of our school and staff capacity to conduct and gain results in school based competitions across all schools in WA.

2016 McMahon Shield Winner: Recognition of our school and staff capacity to conduct and gain results in school based coompetitions across all schools in WA.

Course Awards

Department of Education subject recognition within the top 7 schools across WA in the private and public sector for results directly related to ATAR courses having the greatest number of students scoring within the top 15% in the state.

2017     Health Studies

2016     Health Studies

             Physical Education Studies

2015     Health Studies

             Physical Education Studies

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 pursuits and has a emphasis on both participation and recreational 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 we 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, please refer to Health and Physical Education Policy. 

 

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
  • Outdoor Education

Year 10

  • Health
  • General Physical Education
  • Specialised Basketball

Options

  • Outdoor Education
  • General Basketball
  • Physical Pursuits

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 III in Fitness
  • Lifecare (incorporating community service) in Year 11 only

Course

Program

Group

Timing

Specialised Basketball

Basketball Trip

A trip to play in the All Australian Championships in Canberra

Years 10 – 12

Annual

Health Studies

Outdoor Education

Physical Education Studies

 Ski Trip

A trip to the Victorian snowfields

 

 

Year 11

Annual

Health Studies

Outdoor Education

Physical Education Studies

 

 Vietnam

 An international trip that highlights curriculum requirements and a social responsibility

Year 11

Biennnial