Health and Physical Education (HPE), Foundation – Year 10

Health and Physical Education offers experiential learning, with a curriculum that is relevant, engaging, contemporary, physically active, enjoyable and developmentally appropriate. Integral to Health and Physical Education is the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies that enable students to participate in a range of physical activities confidently and competently.
 
In Health and Physical Education, students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to support them to be resilient, to develop a strong sense of self, to build and maintain satisfying relationships, to make health-enhancing decisions in relation to their health and physical activity participation, and to develop health literacy competencies in order to enhance their own and others’ health and wellbeing.

 

Implementing the Foundation – Year 10 Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education

The Foundation – Year 10 Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education was endorsed in September 2015 and has been published on the Australian Curriculum website . State and territory curriculum and school authorities advise schools of their implementation plans.

 

Introductory video

Watch an introductory video to the draft Health and Physical Education from Professor Doune Macdonald.

 

Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education

The Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education set the broad direction for the writing of the Australian Curriculum for health and physical education. This was developed with significant input from teachers, academics, professional teachers’ associations, education authorities and the broader health and physical education community.

 

Draft Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education consultation report

Consultation on the Draft Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education was held between March and June 2012. ACARA received over 1,000 responses nationally to the online questionnaire and 166 written submissions.

Draft Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education

The Draft Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education was developed in 2012. The comments, suggestions and findings from the advisory group, national forum and national panel informed its development. 

 

Advisory group for Health and Physical Education (shaping phase)

The advisory group provided advice on directions, structures and key issues during the development of the shape paper for Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education.

 

Writing of the Foundation – Year 10 Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education

Lead writer for the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education

 

Draft Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education consultation

ACARA consulted on the Draft F–10 Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education from 10 December 2012 to 12 April 2013. ACARA received a total of 279 responses to the online survey and 99 written submissions.

Feedback from consultation informed the revisions to the draft curriculum in preparation for validation of the achievement standards.

 

Validation of achievement standards

Validation of the F–10 Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education achievement standards commenced on 17 July 2013. The purpose of validation was to ensure that the achievement standards provide a clear progression of achievement across each band of learning in the revised curriculum.
As a part of this process, ACARA hosted workshops with teachers and curriculum experts from across the country to critique and provide feedback about the pitch, progression and clarity of the achievement standards. Feedback from the validation process informed further revisions.

Advisory group for Health and Physical Education (writing phase)

The advisory group provided advice on directions, broad outlines and draft curriculum documents during the writing phase for the development of the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education. 

 

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