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Physical Education

“The Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate (SEHC) – Senior School” Health and Physical Education Department seeks to promote the total well-being of all students through physical and personal development. This will be achieved by providing a wide range of challenging and enjoyable activities, within a safe and positive environment.”

Aims of the SEHC – Senior School Physical Education and Health Department

These aims are based on the needs of the students and the National Curriculum statements.

  • Develop knowledge and understanding, skills and attitudes for health and physical development.
  • Develop motor skills through movement and acquire knowledge and understandings about movement.
  • Develop positive attitudes to physical education and physical activity.
  • Develop skills and attitudes that enhance interaction and relationships with others

Career Pathways with Physical Education

Exercise and sport science

  • Assessment and monitoring of athletic performance
  • Health and industry
  • Sport/exercise assessment and advising
  • Sport equipment development/testing
  • Fitness training/coaching/ development
  • Exercise and sport consultants and researchers

Sport and leisure studies

  • Sport management and marketing
  • Sport psychology consultants
  • Sport and social policy advisers
  • Sports media/sports journalism
  • Recreation planning
  • Local sporting bodies

Professional Studies

  • Outdoor educators
  • Preparation for teacher training
  • Community recreationists
  • Dance educators
  • Dance performers
  • Sports coaching
  • Sport/recreation and youth workers

Exercise prescription and management

  • Facilitation and monitoring of training and rehabilitation of athletes
  • Health promotion through exercise management
  • Consultancy to the fitness industry
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Working with sport and disability organisations
  • Adapted physical activity for people with disabilities and other health impaired conditions

Course Information

Level 1 Physical Education

Course Title: Physical Education

Course NCEA Level(s): 1

Course Code: PE101

Course Aim and Description:

Level 1 Physical Education is a theoretical course, with practical elements. The course is internally assessed and covers a range of topics. These vary from anatomy and biomechanics to interpersonal skills and practical performance. Students will need to demonstrate a conscientious approach to their learning in both practical and a classroom environment to be successful. There is also a very strong requirement for consistent participation in both the classroom and practical activities.

Course Details:

StandardsOfferedAS / USInt /ExtCredit ValueTitle of Standard
AS 90970ASInt3Demonstrate self management strategies and describe the effects on participation in physical activity.
AS 90968ASInt3Demonstrate and show understanding of, responsible behaviour for safety, during outdoor activities.
AS 90964ASInt3Demonstrate quality movement in the performance of a physical activity.
AS 90963ASInt5Demonstrate understanding of the function of the body as it relates to the performance of physical activity
AS 90966ASInt4Demonstrate interpersonal skills and explain how these skills impact upon others.
AS 90962ASInt5Participate actively in a variety of physical activities and explain factors that influence own participation
TOTAL:23

Level 2 Physical Education

Course Title: Physical Education

Course NCEA Level(s): 2

Course Code: PE201

Course Aim and Description:

Level 2 PE is a continuation of Level 1 PE. There is a strong theoretical aspect to the course, with practical elements. Students will be required to attend a camp early in the year, to demonstrate both leadership and social responsibility. Students will also study biophysical principles related to the learning of new skills, the functions of the body when training, as well as risk management in outdoor activities. Students will be need to demonstrate a conscientious approach to their learning in both practical and a classroom environment in order to be successful. There is also a very strong requirement for consistent participation in both the classroom and practical activities.

StandardsOfferedAS / USInt /ExtCredit ValueTitle of Standard
AS 91332ASInt4Evaluate leadership strategies that contribute to the effective functioning of a group.
AS 91329ASInt4Demonstrate understanding of the application of biophysical principles to training for physical activity.
AS 91330ASInt4Perform a physical activity to achievement level of the Physical Education Performance Standards for Level 2, in an applied setting.
AS 91333ASInt3Explain the application of risk management strategies to a challenging outdoor activity.
AS 91334ASInt3Consistently demonstrate social responsibility through application of a social responsibility model in physical activity.
AS 91335ASInt3Demonstrate understanding of the implementation and outcome of a physical activity event or opportunity.
TOTAL:21

Level 2 Physical Education

Course Title: Physical Education

Course NCEA Level(s): 2

Course Code: PE202

Course Aim and Description:

This Physical Education course offers students the chance to develop their leadership skills in a practical and sporting environment. This course aims to develop self –confidence, competitive skills, goal setting, communication skills, management strategies and leadership roles.

This course offers some practical but there is theory work to coincide with the assessment requirements, so students should not expect and entirely practical course.

StandardsOfferedAS / USInt /ExtCredit ValueTitle of Standard
US 467USInt3ABL – Adventure based learningDemonstrate personal ad social development through participation in adventure based learning.
US 21649USInt3Body in MotionApply knowledge of basic anatomy to the performance of sports skills.
US 22770USInt4Nature of SportDemonstrate knowledge of sport coaching, in the coaching environment, considering participant needs.
AS 91330ASInt4Perform a physical activity to achievement level of the Physical Education performance Standards for Level 2, in an applied setting.
AS91334ASInt3Consistently demonstrate social responsibility through applying a social responsibility model in physical activity.
TOTAL:17

Level 3 Physical Education

Course Title: Physical Education

Course NCEA Level(s): 3

Course Code: PE301

Course Aim and Description:

Level 3 PE is a continuation of Level 2 PE. There is a strong theoretical aspect to the course, with practical elements. Students will study skill analysis, performance improvement, quality performance, health promotion and safety management. Students will need to demonstrate a very conscientious approach to their learning in both the practical and a classroom environment in order to be successful.

StandardsOfferedAS / USInt /ExtCredit ValueTitle of Standard
AS 91499 (3.2)ASInt3Analyse a physical skill in performance by self or others.
AS 91501 (3.4)ASInt4Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting
AS 91503 (3.6)ASInt5Evaluate the use of health promotion to influence participation in physical activity.
AS 91504 (3.7)ASInt3Analyse issues in safety management for outdoor activity to devise safety management strategies.
TOTAL:15

Level 3 Physical Education

Course Title: Physical Education

Course NCEA Level(s): 3

Course Code: PE302

Course Aim and Description:

The Sports Leadership course offers students the opportunity to further develop their leadership skills in a practical and sporting environment. This course will suit students who are confident in communicating and leading activities, events, and coaching student’s sports skills. This course will suit students who are willing to get involved in Sport and Recreation courses after completing their Level 3 such as Personal Training, Sports Coach, Event Management and Outdoor Activities Instructor. This course offers a lot of practical, but there is theory work to complete to meet assessment requirements. Students should NOT expect an entirely practical course.

StandardsOfferedAS / USInt /ExtCredit ValueTitle of Standard
US 22771USInt4Role of the coachPlan a beginner level coaching session for sport participants.
US 22768USInt6Role of the coachConduct and review a beginner level coaching session.
US21414USInt4Event ManagementPlan and run a recreation activity.
AS 91501ASInt4Practical performance in a chosen sport
US 7021USInt7Demonstrate exercise techniquesDemonstrate knowledge of correct technique using machines in the weights room.
TOTAL:25