All students in Year 7 participate in Physical Education classes which are conducted at the Carey Sports Complex at Bulleen and Carey Kew Sports Complex in Kew. Facilities include:
- Geoffrey Stevens Swimming Pool Complex.
- Gerard Cramer Physical Education Centre (a double indoor gym).
- Four ovals.
- Two soccer/hockey fields.
- Six tennis courts (Carey Kew Sports Complex).
- Two bowling greens (Carey Kew Sports Complex).
Movement is central to Physical Education for acquiring the skills, concepts and strategic awareness required for physical activity participation and enhanced performance. Physical Education concepts are informed by the related individual and team skill development, sociocultural factors and behavioural aspects. Students develop movement competence and confidence in a range of physical activities in a variety of contexts and environments.
In Year 7, students explore the range of factors and movement concepts that influence the quality of movement performances and practise techniques that can be used to enhance their own and others’ performances. Students also learn about the variety of roles required to participate in a range of movement activities.
The course acquaints students with varied activities during the year in an attempt to establish and foster an increase in skill and fitness levels, whilst enhancing self-confidence and motivation. Personal responsibility is developed throughout the units, as is co-operation and the belief that physical activity should be a life-long commitment. The development of social skills and sportsmanship are encouraged.
Each semester, students participate in various themes:
- Striking and Fielding.
- Net and Wall.
- Aquatics (Stroke Technique).
- Gymnastics (Floor).
- Athletics/Mini Olympics.
The assessments of each activity reflect the following Student Profiles.
- Self Management: Individual ability to seek out new challenges and roles when tackling new activities, skills or themes to advance personal development and learning. Thinking about new challenges and reflect on whether the strategy is working or if there is a need to try something different.
- Relationships: Value working in a team and contribute by providing respectful, critical and constructive feedback, while also expressing thoughts in a variety of ways.
- Thinking: Development of independently reflecting on own learning and explore ways to grow ones thinking.
- Skill Level: Individual performance and understanding the strategies required for achieving successful outcomes under specific themed headings e.g. striking, technique, throwing, catching, positioning, use of space, coaching, planning, efficiency.