Sunbury College Physical Education and Health program focuses on students enhancing their own and others’ health, safety, wellbeing and physical activity participation in varied and changing contexts.
Students strengthen their sense of self, and the curriculum helps them to be resilient, and to make decisions and take actions to promote their health, safety and physical activity participation.
Programs from Year 7 to 10 follow the Victorian Curriculum. Courses development is in line with the broader domains of Personal, Social and Community Health and Physical Movement and Activity. The class structure is a mix of theoretical and practical classes. The curriculum focuses on building positive and respectful relationships, building skills to enhance physical activity and developing knowledge about the benefits of maintaining health and wellbeing through physical activity.
At Year 10, students a range of options are available that allow students to begin to specialise in areas of interest. Subjects offered include, Health Knowledge and Promotion, Sports Science, Outdoor Education and Sports AFL. The faculty offers a Vocational Education and Training (VET) program that provides students the opportunity to gain a Certificate II and III in Sport and Recreation. This program can also act as a sixth subject contributing to a student’s overall Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).
VCE subjects offered:
Physical Education, Outdoor Education, Health and Human Development and Sport and Recreation.
The physical education/sporting field has seen an ever-increasing number of employment opportunities open up over the past few years. With growing demand for improved health and life style activities, the need for trained fitness instructors/personal trainers, dieticians and physiotherapists has grown. Roles including, therapeutic masseurs, specialist coaches, sport centre managers, outdoor adventure specialist, sport psychologists, administrators and teachers will continue to provide employment opportunities in this field.