Year 9 Health + Physical Education


The year 9 health and physical education curriculum is informed by a strengths-based approach. Rather than focusing only on potential health risks or a deficit-based model of health, the curriculum has a strong focus on supporting students to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they require to make healthy, safe and active choices that will enhance their own and others’ health and wellbeing. Health and physical education is the key learning area in the curriculum that focuses explicitly on developing movement skills and concepts students require to participate in physical activities with competence and confidence.

Students undertake units of work ranging from first aid, drug education and sexual health to themed based physical activities such as invasion games, striking & fielding games, net & wall games, Taekwondo, SEPEP, fitness, rhythmical movement and gymnastics.


Avila health and physical education students will approach learning by utilising their critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration skills. In doing so, they will develop the key character qualities of curiosity, initiative, persistence, adaptability, leadership and social awareness. Students will undertake a variety of common assessment tasks which include:

  • Collaborative tasks

  • Reflective journals

  • Self and peer assessments

  • Theoretical tests

  • Skills assessments


  • Year 10 Health and Physical Education