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- Created on Friday, 17 December 2010
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 December 2012
HPE has long been recognised as a key contributor to a comprehensive and balanced curriculum. It enables students to make responsible decisions about health and physical activity and to promote their own and others' health and wellbeing. The importance and value of health and physical education and physical activity for the social, emotional, spiritual and mental wellbeing of each individual can not be emphasised strongly enough.
Health Studies focuses on the study of health as a dynamic quality of human life. Students undertaking this course will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for health. The syllabus focuses on the importance of developing knowledge and understandings about health, the influence of beliefs, attitudes and values on health behaviour, and skills in self-management, communication and health inquiry. Knowing about factors and actions that influence health, and how values and skills develop, can help people to make informed choices that enhance and promote their own and others’ health. Using a health inquiry process, students draw on their knowledge and understandings of health concepts, and inquire into health issues of interest.
These courses from 1AB, 1CD, 2AB, and the Stage 3 WACE course will prepare students for career and employment pathways in a range of health and community service industries. Students will have the opportunity to develop key employability and life skills including communication, leadership, initiative and enterprise. Inquiry skills will equip students well to adapt to current and future studies and work environments.
Details of the units on offer can be found in the Senior Secondary Choices handbook