At Wallan Secondary College students partake in compulsory Physical Education (PE) and Health classes in Years 7 through to 10. From Year 9, students can elect to take an additional PE elective. In Year 10 students choose a semester based PE or Health elective. In Years 11 and 12 students can elect from VCE PE Units 1-4 and VCE Health and Human Development Units 1-4. Below is a description of the content covered in PE and Health classes at Wallan Secondary College.
In Year 7 students undertake one practical and one theory class per week. Topics covered in practical classes include: Minor Games, Fundamental Movement Skills, Volleyball, Fitness Testing, Basketball, Lawn Bowls, Indoor Cricket and Hockey. Topics covered in theory classes include: Challenges, Risk taking, Bullying, Fitness Components, Drugs and Puberty Blues.
In Year 8 students undertake three practical classes and two theory classes per fortnight. Topics covered in practical classes include: Badminton, Soccer, Netball, Softcrosse, Minor Games and Peer Teach. Topics covered in theory classes include: Nutrition, Water Safety, Sun Smart, Drugs and Harm Minimisation, Movement Analysis and Biomechanical Principles.
In Year 9 Students undertake three practical classes and two theory classes per fortnight. Topics covered in practical classes include: Fitness Circuits, Soccer, AFL, Touch Football, Rugby, Tennis, Badminton and Hockey. Topics covered in theory classes include: Healthy Lifestyles and Eating, Sexual Education, Drug education, Road Safety and Risk Taking.
The Year 9 PE and Health elective is called Active For Life (AFL) and runs for one semester. Theoretical content covered in this elective includes: Cardiovascular System, Exercise Programming, Nutrition and Hydration in Sport, Circulatory System, Muscular System and National Physical Activity Guidelines. Students also partake in practical classes where they enhance their motor skills and sports based knowledge.
In Year 10, Students must choose from one of the following PE or Health based electives: Adolescent Health, Sport and Recreation, Analysis of Activity and Go For Your Life. These are semester based subjects and have 4 scheduled sessions per week. Below is a description of these semester based subjects.
Adolescent Health is a theory based health elective which covers the following topics: Health, Reproduction, Puberty, Medicare, Development, National Health Priority Areas and Nutrition.
Sport and Recreation is a theory and practical based elective which covers the following topics: Planning and running a Sporting Event, Working in the fitness industry, First Aid, OH&S and Recreational Activities .
Analysis of Activity is a theory and practical based elective which covers the following topics: Biomechanics, Muscular System, Respiratory System and Anatomy.
Go For Your Life is a theory and practical based elective which covers the following topics: Exercise Prescription, Fitness Principles, Fitness Programming, Training Principles, Sports Analysis and Roles in Sports.
In Year 11 students can choose to elect Unit 1&2 PE and/or Units 1&2 Health and Human Development.
In Unit 1&2 PE students look at the Musculoskeletal system, Cardiovascular system, Biomechanics and Injury Prevention. They explore a range of coaching practices and look at physical activity and the role it plays in health and wellbeing of populations.
In Unit 1&2 HHD learn about the health and development of Australia's population and the Australian Health System. They examine Childhood, Adolescence and Adulthood and identify a variety of determinants that impact on these stages of the lifespan.
In Year 12 students can choose to elect Unit 3&4 PE and/or Units 3&4 Health and Human Development.
In Unit 3&4 PE students learn about the physiological responses to physical activity as well as the importance of undertaking physical activity. They plan, implement and evaluate a training program and look at performance enhancement and recovery practices.
In Unit 3&4 HHD students learn about the Health Status of Australia, National Health Priority Areas, and Nutrition and examine the Health System of Australia. They also compare the health in Australia to that of developing countries and look at reasons to account for these health differences.