Health & Physical Education

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

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.

Keys for Life

Keys for Life is a School Drug Education and Road aware initiative that has over 15 years of State Government support. Year 10 students at John Curtin College of the Arts will be involved in a ten lesson program that promotes safe driving and positive attitudes as part of the Health Education course. Keys for Life builds a culture of respect and responsibility, and an appreciation that driving is a privilege, not a right.

Your son/daughter will receive their own Keys for Life resources and, when completed may be given the opportunity to undertake the legitimate Learners Permit Test at school, culminating in licensing benefits that are recognised at all Department of Transport Driver and Vehicle Services Centres throughout Western Australia.

Because driving instruction is primarily a parent responsibility, John Curtin has taken steps to support you in your role as a driving supervisor by inviting you to a Keys for Life Parent Workshop run by the SDERA.

It is recommended you attend this one-hour information seminar as it provides important information about reducing stress in the learn to drive process, crash avoidance and the WA Licensing system.

Date: Monday 17th August 2020

Time: 6.30 -7.30pm

Venue: Curtin Theatre limit of 2 tickets per students

Cost: $0


Physical Education

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

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

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.

Football Specialist Program

In addition to the general Health and Physical Education programs, the college offers a Football Specialist  program which is available through John Curtin College of the Arts’ selection process for students in Years 7 to 11. Find out more here.


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