Physical Education



Health and Physical Education teaches students how to enhance their own (and other's) health, wellbeing and physical activity participation in varied and changing contexts. It offers students an experiential curriculum that is relevant, challenging, enjoyable, and physically active.

Our philosophy is based on fun, fitness and friendly competition, with a basis of good sportsmanship and teamwork to develop the whole person. The health, personal development and wellbeing of each individual student is paramount to us and our Health, Physical Education and Sport Programs reflect this. 

Students are required and expected to manage resources, both personal and the schools, to problem solve, adapt to change, communicate effectively and work cooperatively with both staff and their peers in all educational settings.


Lower School Curriculum Outline - Years 7, 8, 9 and 10)


Year 7



Year 8



Year 9



Year 10

Physical Education

Modified Volleyball
Modified Netball


Minky Hockey


Touch Rugby


Football Codes

Health Education

Rock and Water Program
Bullying / Cyberbullying
Aquatic Safety


Rock and Water Program
Fitness & Physical Activity


Lifestyle Diseases
Conception and Birth
HELP Agencies
Get Ready - Drugs Education Program


STI's / Contraception
First Aid for Mates
Keys for Life
Goal Setting/Careers/Decision Making

Options and Electives

Not Applicable



Physical Recreation



Physical Recreation



Specialised Physical Education
Outdoor Education


Lower School Electives

Years 8, 9 and 10

Students in Years 8, 9 and 10 are provided the opportunity to choose additional units of work and include Physical Recreation (Years 8 and 9) and Specialised Physical Education (Year 10).  Sports completed include (but are not limited to) cricket (Year 8), golf, water polo, floor ball (indoor hockey), European handball, mini-tennis, badminton and archery (Year 10).

The Year 10 Outdoor Education program involves students undertaking units in snorkelling, canoeing, roping/abseiling and fishing.  Students are provided the opportunity to attend an overnight canoeing expedition at the end of Term 2 on the Blackwood River.


Senior School Curriculum (Years 11 and 12)

ATAR Stage 2 and 3 Physical Education Studies

The University Pathway Physical Education Studies course contributes to the development of students’ physical, social and emotional growth.  Students learn about physiological, psychological and bio-mechanical principles, and apply these to analyse and improve personal and group performances in physical activities. Throughout the course, students learn through integrated written, oral and active learning experiences. The course also provides students with opportunities to develop skills that will enable them to pursue personal interests and potential in physical activity as athletes, coaches, officials, administrators and/or volunteers.

VET Pathways

Students following the VET pathway undertake general Physical Education Studies as follows:

  • Recreation / Building and Construction - General Physical Education
  • Recreation - General Outdoor Education


Department Highlights

Sporting Events

  • Beach Carnival (Meelup Beach)
  • Inter-house Athletics
  • Inter-school Athletics (Bunbury)
  • Senior Country Week (Perth)
  • Winter Carnival (Years 9 and 10, Bunbury)
  • Lightning Carnival (Years 7 and 8, Bunbury)
  • Mate vs Mate Cup (Year 10, Cape Naturaliste College)
  • AFL Competition (Years 7 and 8, Busselton)
  • South-West Netball Cup (Years 10-12, Bunbury)
  • Junior Netball Competition (Years 7-9, Busselton)
  • Rockingham SHS Southwest Basketball and Netball Tour (Years 9-10, Busselton)
  • State Volleyball Championships (Years 10 and 11, Perth)

Camps, Expeditions, Excursions

  • Year 10 Outdoor Education - Sues Bridge Canoeing Camp
  • Year 10 Outdoor Education - Abseiling / Climbing, Wilyabrup
  • Year 10 Outdoor Education - Snorkelling / Fishing, Canal Rocks
  • WACA Day 1 International Cricket
  • ATPES - Exposure to elite sporting and university programs.  Awareness of tertiary pathways and opportunities (Year 12, Perth.  Eagles, Glory, Wildcats, WAIS, UWA)
  • Year 11 Outdoor Education - Margaret River Hiking / Abseiling Expedition (2 Days. Term 2)
  • Year 11 Outdoor Education - Broke Inlet Canoeing Expedition (4 Days. Term 4)
  • Year 12 Outdoor Education - Margaret River Caving and Abseiling Expedition (3 Days. Term 2)
  • Year 12 Outdoor Education - Bridgetown, Blackwood River White Water Canoeing Expedition (3 Days. Term 3)