Health and Physical Education
The Health and Physical Education curriculum comprises two strands: Personal, social and community health;and Movement and physical activity. The content in each strand is organised under three interrelated sub-strands.
Personal, social and community health
- Being healthy, safe and active
- Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing
- Contributing to healthy and active communities
Movement and physical activity
- Moving our body
- Understanding movement
- Learning through movement
The interrelated nature of the content of the Health and Physical Education curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop interpersonal, communication, self-management, and decision-making skills.
The Western Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable students to:
- access, evaluate and apply appropriate information and resources to take positive action to protect, enhance and advocate for their own and others’ health and wellbeing across their lifespan
- develop and use skills and strategies to promote a sense of personal identity and wellbeing, and to build and manage respectful relationships
- acquire, apply and evaluate movement skills, concepts and strategies to respond confidently, competently and creatively in a variety of physical activity contexts and settings
- engage in and enjoy regular movement-based learning experiences and understand and appreciate their significance to personal, social, cultural, environmental and health practices and outcomes
- analyse how varied and changing personal and contextual factors shape their understanding of, and opportunities for, health and physical activity locally, regionally and globally.