08 Health and Physical Education (Girls)

Year 8: 2 Semesters / Responsible Living

Australian Curriculum Website:  https://australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/health-and-physical-education

Pre-Requisite:  Nil



This course provides the opportunity for students to develop their skills and knowledge in physical activity, making positive choices and developing positive relationships. The emphasis will be on collaborative work and positive communication to enhance their health and wellbeing.

Topics may include


  • minor games
  • athletics
  • batting and fielding
  • court divided games
  • field invasion games
  • court invasion games
  • rhythmic movement
  • individual sports


  • exploration of physical capabilities in athletics
  • elements of effective play
  • drug education
  • collaboration and relationships
  • puberty, relationships and gender
  • decision making and the impact of technology


Students are assessed against the health and physical education Australian curriculum achievement standards.

  • practical applications
  • written evaluations
  • class participation

Additional Information

Students must wear the Heathfield High School physical education uniform in all practical lessons