Year 9 PE & Health Electives

Recreation and Outdoor Education

Aim:

This subject is designed to introduce you to the concepts, skills and activities associated with recreation and outdoor education. A central aim of the subject is to promote team work, self-belief, develop your leadership skills, practical skills and improve your appreciation of environmental sustainability and the outdoor environment.

Content:

On average one double session per week is practical and the other is theoretical. Practical activities may include: Surfing, Stand-up Paddle Boarding, Orienteering, Adventure activities, Rollerblading and various leadership and team building initiatives. In theory classes you will investigate risk-taking behaviour and identify and consider risk management strategies for various outdoor activities. Students will also learn about and investigate the environment and sustainability.

Assessment:

  • Practical participation
  • Practical skill achievement
  • Theory

Resources:

There is a ‘materials and resources’ cost associated with this subject.

In 2019 this cost was $200, and it is anticipated that this figure will not change for 2020.

The Parent Supported Materials sheet including this cost will be distributed in Term 4.

PE for Girls

Aim:

This subject is designed to allow you to experience different sports in an all female environment. The subject aims to develop your leadership, self-discipline, confidence and self-esteem through both theoretical and practical experiences.

Content:

On average one double session per week is practical and the other is theoretical. When undertaking this subject you will experience and participate in a number of different sports and physical activities. you will study the topics of Skill acquisition and Biomechanics, analysing the affects they have on sporting performance.

Assessment:

  • Practical participation
  • Practical skill achievement
  • Theory

PE for Boys

Aim:

This elective aims to promote teamwork, leadership, skill and technique development and self-confidence. It will also build on your academic knowledge with regular theory sessions.

Content:

On average one double session per week is practical and the other is theoretical. You will learn about leadership skills and practise applying these while taking on a role in sport (eg. coach, referee, manager) for a 6 week competition in a sport chosen by the class. As a team member you will focus on tactics and strategies along with general teamwork. You will also cover technology in sport and study the connection between science and sport through the topic of biomechanics. Your understanding of biomechanics will be linked to practical activities in the second half of the semester. To finish the elective you will have an opportunity to look at careers in sport.

Assessment:

  • Practical participation
  • Practical skill achievement
  • Theory

Sports Coaching

Aim:

This elective is designed to allow you to experience the different roles associated with organised sport. The subject aims to develop your leadership, individual responsibility, self -discipline, confidence and self-esteem through practical experiences.

Content:

On average one double session per week is practical and the other is theoretical. When participating in this subject you will experience a number of different roles, such as: coach, referee or umpire, first aider, tournament director, scorer, technical bench member and sports administrator. You will investigate the role of the coach and plan and review sessions while identifying and managing risks to safety. You will analyse elite and recreational training sessions and analyse the coaching styles in each. You will also have the opportunity to design and run a formal lesson (for peers or younger students).

Assessment:

  • Practical assessment rubric
  • Workbook entries
  • Participation in coaching sessions with peers and younger students
  • Planning and implementation of coaching sessions in diary form