The aim of the Physical Education programme is to use movement and physical activity to educate students with the necessary knowledge and skills that allow them to maintain and develop their personal wellbeing, both now and in the future. Through participation, challenging themselves, working with others and leadership opportunities, students will also prepare themselves for future vocational and academic opportunities.
All courses at all levels are based around student needs, and are adapted to suit the current students in that particular calendar year.
Level 1 PHYSICAL EDUCATION
NCEA Level 1.
Students will be required to participate in a wide range of physical activities and social learning experiences, as well as develop and display interpersonal and leadership skills. Coaching and teaching primary students, recreational activities and sports are activities that the students will be involved in. Students will also get to train for and test their physical skills in the Police College challenge. Students will need to work responsibly and at times independently as well as supplementing class work with individual research and study.
Level 2 PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Internal Standards and some Unit Standards
Students expand on the knowledge gained in Level 1 with the expectation that students become effective at critically analysing their own and others’ performance and lifestyle in a variety of situations. There will be leadership opportunities and practical activities but it is important to understand that there is a significant amount of theoretical work.
Outdoor education units may be included in the course dependent on student needs. Both theoretical and practical components and are assessed in class and out in the field.
Level 3 PHYSICAL EDUCATION
The course will offer opportunities in sport, outdoor education and recreation.
At Level 3, there is a significant amount of independent work; students will need to work responsibly as well as supplementing class work with individual research.