Physical Education & Health
At Marist College, in years 7-10, students learn about the key concepts of Physical Education and Health in the same subject. The New Zealand curriculum describes 4 strands to define the education required for this very important learning area. The Marist College Physical Education and Health Department echo’s this approach.
The 4 strands are as follows:
- Personal Health and Physical Development
- Movement Concepts and Motor Skills
- Relationships with Other People
- Healthy Communities and Environments
Students learn in, through and about movement and a variety of contexts are used. Teachers assess students across the 4 strands both formally and informally across any given year.
The table below shows the contexts used for each year level.
Te Ao Kori
Types of games
Maori sport games
Fit for Netball
In years 11-13 students may choose to study either Physical Education or Health as one of their subjects, or they may choose to
study both. This is common as the two subjects (although quite different) do complement each other very well.
Below is a table that summarises the learning in PE and Health at NCEA levels 1-3
physiology and biomechanics.
significance of physical activity for self, others and society.
in a range of physical activity experiences.
risk and safety during physical activity and in the outdoors.
Education experiences which cover bush, ocean and alpine environments (key
environments in New Zealand).
implementing and evaluating physical activities.
ability and strategies to improve in a variety of sports
well-being and goal setting.
and problem solving skills.
facing teenagers and making informed decisions.
planning and implementation of health promotion strategies.
issues in New Zealand.
of health practices in New Zealand.