Rosemary Road
Karratha WA 6714
PO Box 971
(08) 9144 1081
admin@stlukescollege.wa.edu.au

Our Vision

The school of choice for our community, one of the best schools in Western Australia, and a driving force in the development of the dynamic Pilbara region.

We take pride in the all-round achievement of our students and strive to instil high personal goals through various academic and sporting initiatives and extra curricula programmes.

Physical Education and Health

Physical Education and Health is one of the core learning areas at St. Luke’s College for all students from year 7 – 10. All students receive three lessons of Physical Education and One lesson of Health per week.

The Health and Physical Education learning area strives to engender students with a positive and holistic approach toward maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle and to develop health literacy competencies to make informed decisions.. The programs cover the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions of health and they encourage students to develop the ability to positively interact with peers, self-manage and to make responsible decisions and to teach students to become resilient. Health and Physical Education experimental learning that is relevant, engaging, contemporary, physically active, enjoyable and developmentally appropriate.

Throughout their lower-school years students are assessed on the following outcomes:

  • Knowledge and Understanding
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Self-Management Skills
  • Skills for Physical Activity

Our department strives to expose students to a wide variety of individual and team sports and activities that are suited to our hot climate. Physical Education is compulsory for students from Year 7 – 10, with students able to choose Specialised Physical and Recreational options in Years 9 and 10. Some examples include:

  • Athletics
  • Cross-country
  • Indoor Cricket
  • Volleyball
  • Dodgeball
  • Bronze star/medallion
  • Snorkelling
  • Mountain biking
  • Kayaking
  • AFL

YR 9 and YR10 Sport Recreation and Outdoor Education

The programme is an elective and aims to foster individuals to work confidently in the Skills Active Programme that will help transfer skills from the sports field to the classroom, ensuring good outcomes for Health and wellbeing. The main aim of the programme is to foster education, justice and community education. Fitness testing will be conducted on a regular basis. Students will have the opportunity of attending sports clinic as well as listening to medical professionals regarding sports medicine, good nutrition, injury management, strapping and taping.

Students will be equipped with the necessary sporting skills and knowledge which they will take into the primary schools to coach as well as referee matches. There will be many sporting trips on offer for students taking the course. There are many amazing opportunities for students in this course such as self-management skills, interpersonal skills, and interaction with other schools, teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play. Students in addition gain valuable leadership skills and improve their knowledge of rules and umpiring of Football.

In the Outdoor Education components students are exposed to a variety of bush craft skills, applying the leave no trace policy in the environment and basic survival skills with the use of the compass. Students undertake hiking in the Pilbara and navigating their way through the Millstream National Park. There is also a Mountain Bike and a Snorkelling Camp where students are tested on the different skills used in the environment and they are exposed to the fauna and flora of the North West. Students also undertake kayaking and fishing in the Dampier Archipelgo.

All students are required to wear the correct college sport uniform.

If students are injured or ill they must bring a note signed by their parent or guardian or a certified medical note if an illness or injury is likely to affect the student for longer than two weeks. Students who excel on the sporting field and are a positive role model within the school community also have the opportunity to represent St Luke’s College in a range of House and Interschool Carnivals.

ATAR Physical Education Studies

The Physical Education ATAR Course focuses on the complex interrelationships between motor learning and psychological, biomechanical and the physiological factors that influence an individual and team performance. Students engage as performers, leaders, coaches, analysts and planners of physical activity. Physical activity serves both as a source of content and data and therefore cannot be separated from physical participation to gather the data required in the application to sporting activities.

The course appeals to a variety of students with varying backgrounds, physical activity knowledge and dispositions. Students analyse the performance of themselves and others, apply the theoretical principles and plan programmes to enhance performance. Physical activity and sport are used to develop skills and performance along with an understanding of physiological, anatomical, psychological, biomechanical and learning applications.

The course prepares students for a variety of diverse employment pathways in the sport, leisure and recreation industries, education and sport development, youth work and health and medical fields linked to physical activity and sport. Students are equipped to undertake volunteer work and leadership roles within the community.

The course comprises of 30% of the grade being practically assessment and 70% of the grade is the written application to sport.

The progression into Year 12 Physical Education Studies ATAR course sees both a theoretical and practical end of year WACE examination to combine with the theoretical and practical school based assessment throughout the course.

The Physical Education Studies ATAR course is designed to facilitate achievement of the following outcomes.

Outcome 1 – Skills for physical activity

Students apply decision making, movement and tactical skills to enhance participation in physical activity.

In achieving this outcome, students:

  • make on-the-spot decisions to apply movement patterns in solving tactical problems
  • perform movement skills to enhance participation
  • implement tactics to enhance participation

Outcome 2 – Self-management and interpersonal skills for physical activity

Students apply self-management and interpersonal skills to enhance participation in physical activity.

In achieving this outcome, students:

  • apply mental skills in undertaking selected roles
  • make informed decisions in undertaking selected roles
  • apply communication skills in undertaking selected roles
  • apply cooperation skills in undertaking selected roles

Outcome 3 – Knowledge and understanding of movement and conditioning concepts for physical activity

Students understand movement and conditioning concepts that enhance participation in physical activity.

In achieving this outcome, students:

  • understand movement concepts
  • understand conditioning concepts

Outcome 4 – Knowledge and understanding of sport psychology concepts for physical activity

Students understand mental skills, motor learning, coaching and tactical concepts that inform the enhancement of participation in physical activity.

In achieving this outcome, students:

  • understand mental skills training concepts
  • understand motor learning and coaching concepts
  • understand tactical concepts of games and activities

Physical Education Studies

General

The General Physical Education Studies Course contributes to the development of the whole person. It promotes the physical, social and emotional growth of students. The course emphasises the understanding and improvement of performance in physical activities. The integration of theory and practice is central in this course. The weighting for this course is 50% Practical and 50% theory.

All tasks are internally assessed with an Externally Set Task which is conducted in term two in Year 12. The Physical Education ATAR Course focuses on the complex interrelationships between motor learning and psychological, biomechanical and the physiological factors that influence an individual and team performance. Students engage as performers, leaders, coaches, analysts and planners of physical activity. Physical activity serves both as a source of content and data and therefore cannot be separated from physical participation to gather the data required in the application to sporting activities.

Health Studies

The Health Studies ATAR and General courses focuses on the study of health as a dynamic quality of human life. Students undertaking this course develop the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to promote an understanding of the importance of personal and community action in promoting health.

The influence of social, environmental, economic and biomedical determinants of health is a key focus of the course. Other course content includes the influence of beliefs, attitudes and values on health behaviour, and the importance of self-management and interpersonal skills in making healthy decisions. This course will prepare students for career and employment pathways in a range of health and community service industries. Students will have the opportunity to develop key employability and life skills, including communication, leadership, initiative and enterprise. Inquiry skills will equip students to adapt to current and future studies and work environments.

Outcome 1 – Knowledge and understandings

Students understand factors and actions that influence health.

In achieving this outcome, students:

  • understand the determinants of health
  • understand actions and strategies that influence health
  • understand and apply frameworks, models and theories to explain health concepts

Outcome 2 – Beliefs, attitudes and values

Students understand the influence of beliefs, attitudes, values and norms on health behaviour.

In achieving this outcome, students:

  • understand the relationship between beliefs, attitudes, values and health behaviour
  • understand the influence of attitudes and values on health behaviour
  • understand the range of factors influencing beliefs, attitudes, values and norms

Outcome 3 – Self-management and interpersonal skills

Students use self-management and interpersonal skills to promote health.

In achieving this outcome, students:

  • apply self-understanding and decision-making skills
  • apply communication and cooperation skills

Outcome 4 – Health inquiry

Students use inquiry skills and processes to investigate and respond to health issues.

In achieving this outcome, students:

  • plan a health inquiry to define and research a health issue
  • use a range of information to explore a health issue
  • interpret information to develop a response to the health issue
  • present findings and link the investigation to the response

Kogi Govender
Head of learning HPE

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