Health and Physical Education
Regular health and physical education activities are designed to improve students’ skill levels, interpersonal abilities and general wellbeing, which also contributes to their academic performance and overall happiness.
All students have opportunities to access a full range of sporting activities including athletics, swimming and team sports. Your child can also participate in chess, debating, physics and environmental clubs, as well as psychology and computing clubs. The college chaplain also runs indoor lunchtime sporting competitions.
Health Education focuses on prevention and resilience and covers areas of prime importance to adolescents living in a rapidly changing world. Every Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 student participates in this learning area, learning how to ensure good health both now and in the future. The underlying principle of this subject is to produce well-informed young people who can make considered decisions to ensure their good physical, mental, emotional and social health.
The activities offered in the Physical Education program are designed to increase each students’ perceptual motor ability, physical health and social wellbeing. Research has shown that success in these areas can impact positively on a student’s success in other learning areas.
Outdoor Education provides students with practical skills useful in the natural environment and throughout their lives. Activities include canoeing, abseiling, camp craft, snorkelling, indoor rock climbing, bush walking, Bronze Medallion, mountain biking and sailing.
Physical Recreation offers students opportunities to gain confidence in a recreational group situation. Examples of sports which may be available include indoor court sports, squash, gym and swimming (Fremantle Leisure Centre), body boarding, pool, table tennis, ten pin bowling, beach games and yoga. Students also have the opportunity to make use of the college’s Fitness and Conditioning Centre.
Soccer Excellence Program
In addition to the general Health and Physical Education programs, the college offers a Specialist Soccer Excellence program which is available through John Curtin College of the Arts’ selection process for students in Years 7 to 11. Find out more here.