Health & Physical Education


The fundamental aim of Health and Physical Education is to provide involvement and skill development in physical activities as well as an understanding of wellbeing.

Physical Education aims to promote immediate and long-term health benefits to the participant through their participation and future involvement in physical activity. The fundamental aim of the Health Program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to make well informed and appropriate choices about their health and wellbeing.   

Outcomes for students
  • To appreciate and understand the value of physical activity and its relationship to a healthy active lifestyle.

  • To work to their optimal level of fitness.

  • To develop the major skills necessary to participate successfully in a variety of physical activities.

  • To experience enjoyment and satisfaction through physical activity.

  • To develop social skills and demonstrate the importance of teamwork and cooperation in group activities.

  • To demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a variety of physical activities and evaluate their own and others’ performance.

  • To identify and participate in group activities which promote self-confidence and cooperation.

  • To critically assess and develop effective strategies and behaviours to promote safety.

  • To critically analyse the immediate, short and long-term consequences and the inter-relationship of behaviours that affect the health of communities.

Learning Area Map

For more information about any subject listed in this learning area, please contact the coordinator (Mr Nick Sward) with your query via the Norwood Morialta High School Website. If you are a student of the school, please use the Daymap messaging system to make contact.