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Health and Physical Education


Junior secondary

​Health and Physical Education (HPE) is concerned with the study and the practice of physical activity and focuses on the importance of physical activity and health in the life of individuals and on the significant role that physical activity plays in modern society.

Our mission at Yeronga State High School is to provide a sound general education which develops students’ full potential, and meets their specific needs with regard to age, gender, cultural, heritage, aptitude and ability.  The Junior Health and Physical Education program through its design is an ideal vehicle to support this mission.

Senior secondary

Senior school Physical Education (PE) in an OP subject has no pre-requisite.  However, it is helpful if intending students have taken HPE in Year 10. 

Students intending to take Physical Education must have the complete Yeronga sports uniform and wear it during all practical activities.

Senior PE Aims:  Through a focus on the role of physical activity in Australian society, the subject provides experiences that enable students as self-directed, independent learners to:

  • develop skills and capacities, knowledge and understanding, attitudes and values in physical activity through the thoughtful manipulation of information about, through and in physical activity.

  • develop understanding and appreciation of the intellectual, physical, social, cultural and emotional factors that influence participation in physical activity.

  • accept increasing responsibility for their intellectual, physical, social and emotional development.

Senior school Recreational Studies (RST) in a non-OP subject.  This subject provides students with skills in recreation through the delivery of theoretical and practical units.  The subject provides opportunities to apply knowledge in practical skills.

Theoretical units that will be covered include:

  • Nutrition Principles
  • Nutrition and Weight Management
  • Exercise Science (Fitness)
  • Recreational Equipment Maintenance

The practical units of the course will be linked to the students'​ and school needs, and the facilities of the school.  Units which are offered include Orienteering, Camping (Camp Out), Futsal, Volleyball, Aerobics, Resistance Training, Basketball, Golf and Team Sports.  A minimum of 50% of timetabled school time will be devoted to active participation in the recreation pursuits.