Health & Physical Education
Health and Physical Education at Koo Wee Rup Secondary College aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to participate in healthy and active behaviours throughout their lifetime.
Health Education provides students with an opportunity to learn about health issues existing in the world around them. Lessons are structured around discussion, use of case studies and analysis of statistics to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to make healthy and safe choices throughout their adolescence and beyond.
Physical Education (PE) provides students with an opportunity to develop their physical, social, and emotional capabilities, through participation in games, sports and alternative moment activities. PE lessons focus on the development of fundamental motor skills, physical fitness, game sense and strategies and tactics.
Outdoor Education and Outdoor & Environmental Studies (VCE) provide students with the opportunities to experience learning in, and about, natural environments. Through adventure-based camps and excursions in a wide variety of environments, students learn to develop connections with nature, along with their characteristics such as flora and fauna. Human relationships with nature have developed over time, students learn through experience about the many influences on our connections to, and perceptions of, the natural world. Students learn about the current state of the environment in Australia and locally, exploring the current threats and solutions to environmental health.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is an internationally recognised program for young people, building their skills to equip them for life and work. By creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give community service and experience adventure, the award can play a critical role in their development and enhance future study and employment opportunities. Duke of Ed. is an application based pathways subject in Year 9 which goes for two consecutive semesters, where students apply in Year 8 during course selection. The program also focuses on building leadership, teamwork, self-esteem, and initiative skills in an outdoor educational and community service-based program.