PDHPE

The overall aim of our PD/Health/PE program at St Patrick’s College is to fully implement the KLA program, strengthened, supported and directed by our Mission Statement.

This will develop socially critical and spiritually aware individuals who will have skills, abilities and knowledge which they can use in and out of school and for many more years after their formal education has come to an end.

Courses

Stage 4

Stage 5

Stage 6

Year 7 PD/Health/PE

Year 9 PD/Health/PE

Year 11 PD/Health/PE (2 Unit)

Year 8 PD/Health/PE

Year 10 PD/Health/PE

Year 11 Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation (1 Unit)

   

Year 12 PD/Health/PE (2 Unit)

 

Through adequate provision of fitness testing, muscular activity, weight training methods, swimming, health lectures in physiology, anatomy and nutrition, we hope to promote the development of organic efficiency of the student. This organic efficiency should foster poise, grace, co-ordination, balance and general well-being, all necessary requisites for personal development and social competency.

Through activities such as Social Dance, the Royal Life Saving Schemes, Peer Support opportunities, interaction in team games and in the classroom, we hope to foster opportunities for the students to acquire leadership skills, attitudes of loyalty, co-operation, self-discipline, sportsmanship and responsibility, all necessary traits essential to good civic behaviour.

Through lectures and group interaction in Health classes we hope to assist the students in better understanding the problems of adolescence and having to cope with these problems, thus making the transition to adult life as smooth as possible. Saving Schemes, Peer Support opportunities, interaction in team games and in the classroom, we hope to foster opportunities for the students to acquire leadership skills, attitudes of loyalty, co-operation, self-discipline, sportsmanship and responsibility, all necessary traits essential to good civic behaviour.

Facilities

  • A fully equipped weights facility manned by an experienced fitness trainer
  • An indoor gymnasium with courts to accommodate basketball, volleyball and badminton, as well as
  • Olympic standard gymnastic apparatus.
  • Synthetic and turf cricket practice nets
  • Four grassed sporting fields with full time grounds maintenance staff
  • An outdoor 33 metre swimming pool
  • Modern change facilities
  • Four tennis courts / outdoor basketball courts

Faculty Member Accreditation

In addition to professional qualifications as teachers, our staff are qualified Bronze Level Examiners with the RLSSA, as well as Certified in Advanced First Aid with St John Ambulance Australia. These qualifications assist with staff and student CPR Accreditation and Re-accreditation.