Health and Physical Education


Skills vital for our and health and wellbeing with an emphasis on encouraging ongoing participation in exercise as part of their lifestyle choices.

The Health and Physical Education (HPE) course at Calwell High School, aims to provide students with lifelong approaches to a healthy lifestyle. Students benefit from the Health Curriculum because it provides them with the skills and knowledge to recognise the need to make responsible and informed decisions about their personal health.

Students improve their decision-making and problem-solving skills within physical activity and sport related areas. They are encouraged to accept responsibility for their own decisions and actions, to develop self-respect, self-discipline and tolerance towards others.

Participation in a variety of sports enables the development of basic competence of gross and fine motor skills and enjoyment in a range of physical activities. The content of the Health Curriculum challenges student thinking and creativity. It is strategically sequenced to be relevant to the needs of students as they progress through their adolescent years. HPE classes at Calwell High School are divided into Junior (Y7/8 combined classes) and Senior (Y9/10 combined classes) and are comprised of approximately 40% theory and 60% practical.

Calwell High School also hosts their own sporting carnivals annually in swimming, athletics and cross country. The HPE team are also responsible for organising interschool sporting teams in a large variety of sports, including but not limited to, rugby league, rugby union, AFL, volleyball, touch football, oz-tag and many more.

Year 7/8 (Junior band) - Health topics

Risk Taking
Drugs and Alcohol
Community Health
Respectful Relationships
Nutrition and Physical Activity
Let’s Talk About Sex 1
Identity and Sense of Self
Body Image

Years 9 and 10 (Senior band) - Health topics

Illicit Drugs
Identity and Diversity
Hitting the Road
Sporting Communities
Party Safe
Let’s Talk About Sex 2
Mental Health

Year 9 and 10 Elective

Human Movement