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Health – Year 11, 11HE

Students will be learning about a wide range of Health topics and develop skills to enhance their well-being. They will explore in depth the model of hauora and develop competence to enhance well-being. This course will require students to think critically and make meaning of the world around them by exploring health-related contexts. It will support personal growth and challenge students thinking about what is fair and just. Students will learn how to bring about sustainable health-enhancing change for individuals, communities and society. Finally, students will explore attitudes and values and develop understanding of behaviours that encourage equity, respect, care and concern for others as well as social justice. Students will develop skills to become confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners, ready to contribute to the future well-being of New Zealand.

Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessments will be offered in this course

Pre-requisites: Nil

Voluntary contribution: $25

Leads to: Year 12 Health

Qualification available: NCEA Level 1

Health – Year 12, 12HE

Students will learn to critically analyse health issues and evaluate solutions in relation to the determinants of health and the underlying concepts. Students need to develop links to cultural, political, and economic determinants to direct and indirect effects on well-being. Students will critically analyse their own and others’ attitudes, values, and beliefs about current issues and develop and justify strategies that will promote societal well-being, and for people directly and indirectly affected by health issues in NZ. Students will critically evaluate issues related to health practices used to support well-being nationally. Topics covered in Year 12 health are sexuality and gender, resilience through change/loss/grief, health promotion within the school or wider community and analysing specific adolescent health issues within NZ.

Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessments will be offered in this course

Pre-requisites: Nil

Voluntary contribution: $25

Leads to: Year 13 Health (2022)

Qualification available: NCEA Level 2

Health – Year 13, 13HE

This course is separate from the Physical Education curriculum designed especially for individuals with an interest in health, medicine, education, sport and exercise or social and community services. During the year we will explore a range of health related contexts to discuss ideas, promote strategies, provide recommendations and consider assumptions on a range of health issues both within New Zealand and around the world. Possible issues could include teenage alcohol abuse, teenage pregnancy, mental illness, addiction, type 2 diabetes, immunisation, euthanasia, abortion as well as many other options. This course will critically explore these issues relevant to adolescents and prepare you for your potential future in the health sector. We look forward to having a class full of learners ready to contribute to the future well-being of New Zealand.
Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessments will be offered in this course

Pre-requisites: Nil

Voluntary contribution: $25

Leads to: Tertiary study

Qualification available: NCEA Level 3

Physical Education – Year 11, 11PE

This course gives Physical Education students opportunities to develop and enhance knowledge and understanding of all kinds of physical activity, to participate in a wide range of activities which are enjoyable, challenging and fun. You will also effectively demonstrate interpersonal skills such as leadership, cooperation and inclusiveness. These include indoor rock climbing, abseiling, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding along with extended modules of turbo touch, badminton and two other sports. You will gain an understanding of factors that affect participation in physical activity; enhance your knowledge of how your muscles and bones work together to produce movement, apply biomechanical principles to physical activity and learn how your body responds to exercise. The strong element of reflection that runs through two of the achievement standards will assist your critical thinking skills.

Assessment: This course is fully internally assessed; credits gained contribute to full course endorsement

Pre-requisites: Nil

Voluntary contribution: $80 for outdoor education and specialised instructors; $5 workbooks

Specialist equipment: A change of clothes appropriate for PE and suitable footwear

Leads to: Year 12 Sports Science or Year 12 Physical Education

Qualification available: NCEA Level 1

Physical Education – Year 12, 12PE

This course focuses on developing understanding of risk management, leadership, social responsibility and teamwork. It is an exciting and mostly practical course that provides you with the opportunity to participate in a range of sporting and outdoor contexts. The students will embark on an outdoor physical activity trip where they will plan and evaluate risk factors that may affect their health and wellbeing through the people, environment, and equipment. In addition, you will plan and organise a one-off physical activity within the school, further developing social responsibility and leadership skills through an exciting coaching unit.

Assessment: This course is fully internally assessed; credits gained contribute to full course endorsement

Pre-requisites: Nil

Voluntary contribution: $50 for local Outdoor Education, transport and specialist instructors, $200 (approximately) for recommended trips and activities away from the city environment (the actual cost is dependent on STAR Funding). Additional costs (approximately $80) for optional Tough Guy and Gal event entry.

Specialist equipment: A change of clothes appropriate for PE and suitable footwear

Leads to: Year 13 Physical Education

Qualification available: NCEA Level 2

Physical Education – Year 13, 13PE

During the year you will participate in a range of physical activities and develop your fitness and coaching skills. You will have the opportunity to be assessed in at least 3 practical sporting and/or outdoor activities; plan and participate in outdoor education experiences; devise safety management strategies to ensure successful outcomes for your trip; extend your theoretical and practical knowledge through leadership and coaching opportunities. You will evaluate your past and present physical activity experiences and consider your future physical activity needs and devise strategies for lifelong well-being.

Assessment: This course is fully internally assessed; credits gained contribute to full course endorsement.

Pre-requisites: Nil

Voluntary contribution: $50 for local outdoor education activities, specialist tutors, transport to specialist venues, $100 (approximately) for recommended trips and activities away from the city environment (this is dependent on STAR funding)

Specialist equipment: A change of clothes appropriate for PE and suitable footwear

Leads to: Tertiary study (University Approved Subject)

Qualification available: NCEA Level 3

Sports Science – Year 12, 12SPS

This course will develop aspects of your personal fitness, and help you to analyse, think critically, and evaluate performance as well as work in a team/group. You will further your knowledge of exercise physiology whilst studying different methods and principles of training and reflect on this as you work on a personal training programme; extend your knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics whilst analysing and improving your own sporting performance; apply principles of motor learning and sports psychology and understand how these can be used in improving sporting performance; extend your investigative and research skills by critically examining the significance of a sporting event for yourself, others, and wider society.

Assessment: This course is fully internally assessed; credits gained contribute to full course endorsement.

Pre-requisites: Level 1 Physical Education or by negotiation with the Head of Department.

Voluntary contribution: $50 approximately for outside instructors, transport, City Fitness visits and workbooks. Additional costs (approximately $80) for Tough Guy and Gal event entry and ($200 TBC) for joining 12PE on their journey.

Specialist equipment: A change of clothes appropriate for PE and suitable footwear

Leads to: Highly recommended for Year 13 Sports Science or Year 13 Physical Education course (by negotiation with the Head of Department only).

Qualification available: NCEA Level 2