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Learning Area: Health and Physical Education

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HEALTH EDUCATION: NCEA LEVEL ONE (FULL YEAR COURSE)

Course Description: In Level 1 Health Education, students will develop their ability to make informed decisions and take action to enhance their own well-being and the well-being of those around them. Building on the knowledge and skills gained in Year 9 and 10 Health Education, they will be encouraged to develop a positive, responsible attitude to their own well-being, and respect, care and concern for other people and the environment, by thinking critically about issues that impact well-being.

Possible Pathways: Health Level 2

Credits available: 20 NCEA Level 1 credits

Exclusions: None 


LEVEL 1:

First half year options (choose one out of: )

Performance or Practical Well-being

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Performance. NCEA LEVEL ONE

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide students with a high performance environment aimed at developing students into a more capable and all rounded athlete. We will look at how bio-mechanics enhances performance and also analyse how improving skills, techniques and strategies enhances performance.

Possible Pathways: Physical Education at Level 2.

Credits available: 11 Phys Ed credits

Exclusions: Cannot do this and Practical Well-being. 

OR

PRACTICAL WELL-BEING. NCEA LEVEL ONE

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide students with a continuation of both Health and Physical Education through a well-being lens. This will involve students developing an understanding of hauora and enhancing their well being through physical activity.

Possible Pathways: Health and/or Physical Education at Level 2.

Credits available: 6 Phys Ed credits and 7 Health Credits

Exclusions: Cannot do this Physical Education: Performance. 


Second half year options (choose one out of: )

Leadership or Outdoor Education - Connecting with nature

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Leadership. NCEA LEVEL ONE

Course Description: The purpose of this course is for students to develop leadership skills. This will be done through improving interpersonal skills, self management and assisting others to participate through organising an event with particular attention given to giving back to school and community.

Possible Pathways: Physical Education at Level 2.

Credits available: 11 Phys Ed credits

Exclusions: Cannot do this and Pure Outdoor Education 

OR

OUTDOOR EDUCATION—Connecting with Nature. NCEA LEVEL ONE

Course Description: A course with a high practical element of “getting out and about” and exploring, discovering, appreciating and revitalising local nature/place. Where students are encouraged and immersed into the local environment so they can establish meaningful and real connections with their place. Often students are immersed in a virtual world of social media, YouTube and phones. This course aims to balance a student’s digital world with that of human connection to the place they live in. This in turn will hopefully encourage action to restore and revitalise the natural world in which they live.

Possible Pathways: Outdoor or Physical Education at Level 2.

Credits available: 12 Phys Ed credits

Exclusions: Cannot do this and Physical Education: Leadership 


LEVEL 2: 

First half year options (choose one out of: )

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Leadership and Performance NCEA LEVEL TWO (FULL YEAR)


Course Description: This is an academic and physically demanding course that follows on from level one Physical Education. Students will not only learn about biophysical principles related to training and skill development but also participate in a meaningful training programme. Students will learn about leadership strategies and put these into practice, as well as evaluating school and societal sport.

Possible Pathways: Physical Education level 3

Credits available: 24 Credits

Exclusions: Cannot do this and Physical Education: Staying Active

OR

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Staying active NCEA LEVEL 2 (FULL YEAR)

Course Description: The purpose of this course is for students to be active. A combination of unit and achievement standards. This will be a Physical education course, which follows on from Level one Physical Education. Students will learn through movement and doing as well as developing leadership through Social Responsibility.

Possible Pathways: Physical Education level 3

Credits available: 24 Credits

Exulusions: Cannot do this and Physical Education: Performance and Leadership


HEALTH EDUCATION: NCEA NCEA LEVEL 2 and 3 (FULL YEAR)

Course Course Description: Level 2 and 3 Health Education builds on the knowledge that students have gained in Level 1 Health Education, focusing on health issues relevant to adolescent well-being. Students further develop their ability to think critically about situations that impact the well-being of individuals, other people, relationships, and whole communities. Students will engage in learning related to the topics in mental health and resiliency, gender and sexuality, promoting health issues in a school sector, analysing NZ health issues, identifying health practices currently used in NZ and ethical issues in relation to well-being. With LAH approval, students are able to take this course without having done Level 1 Health.

Possible Pathways: Health related subjects and careers

Credits available: 15 Level 2 credits (Internal and External)

15 Level 3 credits (Internal only)

Exclusions: TBC


OUTDOOR EDUCATION: Connecting with Community and Place NCEA LEVEL 2 and 3 (FULL YEAR)

Course Description: This is a combined course with Mana College, Papa Taiao and Ngati Toa iwi. It provides students with a high practical element of “getting out and about” and exploring, discovering, appreciating and revitalising local nature/place. Where students are encouraged and immersed into the local environment so they can establish meaningful and real connections with their place. This course aims to establish connection to the whenua by encouraging rangatahi to act through community projects to restore and revitalise their takiwa and the natural world we live in.

Possible Pathways: Outdoor Education level 3 or Physical Education level 3

Credits available: 29 Credits (Achievement standards: 3 PE credits and 6 EFS credits— at Levels 2 and 3) + 20 Unit Standards at both Levels 2 and 3


LEVEL 3:

LEARNING AREA: HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION NCEA LEVEL 3 Full year courses Physical Education: Leadership and Performance or Physical Education: Staying active Health Education Outdoor Education

Leadership or Pure Outdoor Education 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Leadership and Performance (FULL YEAR)Course Description: This course is designed for students to further develop leadership skills within physical activity and to examine physical activity within New Zealand and the impact that this has on community. Students will develop the ability to analyse skills, evaluate training programmes and to demonstrate high quality movement. This is the final step in our high performance pathway.

Possible Pathways: Physical Education pathways

Credits available: 22 NCEA level 3 credits

Exclusions: Cannot do this with Physical Education: Staying Active


Or

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Staying active. (FULL YEAR)

Course Description: The purpose of this course is for students to be active. A combination of unit and achievement standards. Designed for students who enjoy the practical side of Physical Education. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their coaching skills.

Possible Pathways: Sporting, Physical Education and fitness pathways

Credits available: 22 Level 3 credits

Exclusions: Cannot do this and PE: Performance and Leadership


HEALTH EDUCATION: NCEA NCEA LEVEL 2 and 3 (FULL YEAR)

Course Course Description: Level 2 and 3 Health Education builds on the knowledge that students have gained in Level 1 Health Education, focusing on health issues relevant to adolescent well-being. Students further develop their ability to think critically about situations that impact the well-being of individuals, other people, relationships, and whole communities. Students will engage in learning related to the topics in mental health and resiliency, gender and sexuality, promoting health issues in a school sector, analysing NZ health issues, identifying health practices currently used in NZ and ethical issues in relation to well-being. With LAH approval, students are able to take this course without having done Level 1 Health.

Possible Pathways: Health related subjects and careers

Credits available: 15 Level 2 credits (Internal and External)

15 Level 3 credits (Internal only)

Exclusions: TBC

OUTDOOR EDUCATION: Connecting with Community and Place NCEA LEVEL 2 and 3 (FULL YEAR)

Course Description: This is a combined course with Mana College, Papa Taiao and Ngati Toa iwi. It provides students with a high practical element of “getting out and about” and exploring, discovering, appreciating and revitalising local nature/place. Where students are encouraged and immersed into the local environment so they can establish meaningful and real connections with their place. This course aims to establish connection to the whenua by encouraging rangatahi to act through community projects to restore and revitalise their takiwa and the natural world we live in.

Possible Pathways: Outdoor Education level 3 or Physical Education level 3

Credits available: 29 Credits (Achievement standards: 3 PE credits and 6 EFS credits— at Levels 2 and 3) + 20 Unit Standards at both Levels 2 and 3