Health and PE

Health and Physical Education are compulsory for students at Wantirna College from Years 7-10.

Studies in Physical Education offers students a practical curriculum that is contemporary, relevant, challenging, enjoyable and gets children physically active. The implementation of a broad and balanced program is designed to develop students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in relation to physical activity. Through the promotion of active lifelong learning in physical activity, participation and enhanced performance, students develop proficiency in the acquisition of movement skills, 21st century skills, as well as concepts and strategies to enable students to confidently, competently and creatively participate in a range of physical activities.

Studies in Health has a strong focus on supporting students to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they require to make healthy, safe and active choices that will enhance their own and others’ health and wellbeing. This includes Nutrition, Respectful Relationships, Body Image, Positive Psychology, Mental Health and Harm Minimisation. Students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to strengthen their sense of self, and build and manage satisfying relationships. The curriculum helps students to be resilient, and to make decisions and take actions to promote their health and safety.

After exposure to the range of opportunities from Year 7 and 8 students are able to make informed choices about the type of elective they will choose in Year 9 and 10.  Students may choose from the following:

Year 9 Year 10

Court Team Sports- Boys

Court Team Sports- Girls

Field Team Sports- Boys

Field Team Sports- Girls

Lifestyle Fitness for Boys

Lifestyle Fitness for Girls

Racquet Sports

Major Team Games – Boys

Major Team Games – Girls

Personal Training

Peer Support

Recreational Pursuits

Sports Science

Your Health

Sports Leadership


Health continues to remain a theory based core subject in Year 9. 

In VCE students can continue their study of Health and Human Development and Physical Education in preparation for future studies or employment.