Year 8 Health and Physical Education
This course is an engaging, hands-on subject, which develops your knowledge and skills around what it means to healthy.
In this subject you will explore:
- health issues affecting young people
- various ways to improve fitness
- mental health.
How can you do Physical Education online?
You will engage in the physical aspect of Physical Education by:
- completing weekly tasks
- Share your experience with a range of physical activities.
- Engage in daily exercise and report on your progress.
You will provide evidence in the form of pictures/videos and journals showing regular participation in physical activity. You will also get feedback about your participation from your teachers and peers.
What do you do?
In Health, you will look at what behaviours influence your mental health, how you can support others and how to set achievable goals.
Some topics you will explore are:
- mental health and relevant support services
- activities to actively reduce stress
- setting SMART goals
- first aid
- personal identity.
In Physical Education, you will discover the different ways that you can be physically active and develop your own activity journals. You will also learn:
- how physical activity can reduce stress
- ways to improve sport-specific skills
- traditional Indigenous games
- interval and circuit training
- movement patterns and control.
What skills do you develop?
You will develop:
- spatial awareness and coordination
- strategies to improve sport-specific skills
- knowledge of physical training methods
- ways to improve mindfulness
- strategies to overcome bullying
- confidence in building relationships.
You will also learn how to incorporate technology and physical activity.
Regular internet access is required.
Things you can do now
If you are already an active person, start recording your daily activity.
If you are not active, do some research to find an activity you may like to try. Maybe you can suggest an activity that your family can all do together. For example, going for regular walks or bike rides.
You can also be conscious of your food choices.
Go to the VCAA website for more information about this subject.