Physical and Outdoor Education Studies

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The Physical and Outdoor Education course is designed as an extension of the General Physical Education programme focusing on enhancing lifelong enjoyment and involvement in an active and healthy lifestyle. Students will engage in two terms of Physical Education Studies units and two terms of Outdoor Education units.
The practical component focuses on broadening and developing students’ fundamental movement skills, knowledge, and attitudes in a variety of physical activities, including individual, team and outdoor activities. It is intended that the programme will also enable students to make responsible decisions about physical activity and safety in relation to their own and others’ health and wellbeing.
The theory component explores Issues in Sport and International Games to broaden student knowledge and understanding of sport in different contexts. Completing this course successfully will build the fundamentals of knowledge and skills necessary to enter the Physical Education Studies or Outdoor Education courses in Year 10.



Unit Guide based on 2022 course  Focus 
Kayaking  Students learn the basics of kayaking. Students will focus on correct paddling technique and manoeuvring their craft with confidence. 
Outdoor Injuries and Awareness  Students learn about injuries and illnesses that can occur in the outdoors. Students investigate hazards and risks, risk management plans and how to treat injuries. 
Netball  Students develop their skills and knowledge of netball. With a key focus on developing confidence and tactics in a variety of positions, students will consolidate their understanding in preparation for ATAR practical studies. 
Issues in Sport  Students explore and investigate a range of different issues in Sport. 
International Games  Students investigate and participate in various international games and sports to broaden their understanding and knowledge.  
Self Defence  Students build confidence and develop skills in the basics of self defence. 
Bike Riding  Students learn the basics of bike riding and develop cardiovascular endurance by riding bikes in East Perth. 

We have been lucky enough to participate in a wide range of sports throughout the course, including Netball, Kayaking and even some International Sports such as Gaelic Football. By taking part in this subject, we have acquired a variety of new skills such as teamwork, communication, and sense of community. The theory concepts we have learned in class have equipped us for future electives in senior school. If you have a passion for sport, physical activity, and teamwork, we strongly recommend that you take part in this elective and hopefully you will enjoy it as much as we have.
Ella Nelligan & Catarina Da Silva – Year 9 2022

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