Killarney Heights High School

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Personal development, health and physical education (Years 11 to 12)

The aim of PDHPE at Stage 6 is to develop in each student a capacity to think critically about key issues related to health and physical activity in order to make informed decisions that support and contribute to healthy, active lifestyles and communities.

PDHPE is an integrated area of study that provides for the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development of students. It involves students learning about and practising ways of maintaining active, healthy lifestyles and improving their health status. It is also concerned with social and scientific understandings about movement, which lead to enhanced movement potential and appreciation of movement in their lives. The modules covered in the preliminary course include;

·         Better Health for the Individual

·         The Body in Motion

·         Fitness Choices

·         First Aid

·         Outdoor Education

The modules covered in the HSC course include;

·         Health priorities in Australia

·         Factors affecting Performance

·         Sports Medicine

·         Improving Performance

Sport, lifestyle and recreation (Years 11 to 12)

The sport, lifestyle and recreation content endorsed course (CEC) develops in each student the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to adopt active and health-promoting lifestyles. Sport, lifestyle and recreation enable Stage 6 students to build upon their learning in Kindergarten to Year 10 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education. Specifically, it focuses on those aspects of the learning area that relate most closely to participation in sport and physical activity. Some of the modules we cover in SLR include:

·         Sports Administration

·         Fitness

·         Resistance Training

·         Outdoor Recreation

·         Sports Coaching and Training

·         Games and Sports Applications

·         Social Perspectives of Games and Sports

·         Individual Games and Sports Applications.

Community and Family Studies (Years 11 to 12)

Community and family studies (CAFS) Stage 6 aims to develop in each student an ability to manage resources and take action to support the needs of individuals, groups, families and communities in Australian society. Contemporary society is characterised by rapid social and technological change, cultural diversity, conflicting values and competitive pressures.

Developing an understanding of society and living in a society requires a comprehensive knowledge of its complex nature. Consequently, CAFS is an interdisciplinary course drawing upon selected components of family studies, sociology, developmental psychology and students' general life experiences. This course focuses on skills in resource management that enable people to function effectively in their everyday lives, in families and communities. The modules covered in the preliminary course include;

·         Resource Management

·         Individuals and Groups

·         Families and Communities

The modules covered in the HSC course include;

·         Research Methodology

·         Groups in context

·         Parenting and Caring

·         Social Impact of Technology