Health and Physical Education
Te Hauora me te Akoranga Tinana
Welcome! Health Education, Physical Education, Sports Leadership and Outdoor Education challenge students to learn in, through and about movement and well-being. Students focus on themselves, others around them and the society the live in, to give context and meaning to their learning.
See below for more information on teachers, subject courses and pathways!
Tuakau College Health and Physical Education Teachers
Mrs J Burton
On Maternity Leave
In the junior years, students learn important health concepts such as friendships and relating to others, changes the occur in the body, hygiene and resilience. In the middle college, students learn about the dangers of smoking, alcohol and substance use. Students also learn about puberty, sexuality, consent and acceptance. Hauora/Well-being is an essential concept throughout all Health courses. In the senior years, students learn about managing change, health promotion, health practices and positive attitude and values to enhance well-being.
In the junior years, students learn fundamental skills in a range of sports including swimming, athletics, fitness, unihoc, netball, basketball, soccer and touch rugby. In the middle college, students refine these skills and develop creative movement skills and coaching skills by teaching a game to others. As students move into the senior college, students apply the skills and knowledge learnt to perform in tournament and game settings. Students explain the significance of interpersonal skills to sport, analyse a range of issues such as money in sport and apply anatomy and biomechanics to movement. Students can expect a 50/50 split between theoretical learning and practical application.
These courses are offered at Year 12 and 13 and offer mainly Unit Standard based courses in conjunction with MIT. Students learn about coaching skills, sports officiating, leadership and performance skills. Students can expect a 50/50 split between theoretical learning and practical application.
In Years 12 and 13, students have an opportunity to experience a range of outdoor pursuits. Students learn how to rock climb, mountain bike, kayak, tramp and camp while developing survival skills and leadership qualities. There is also an opportunity to attend the annual Year 12 Snow Adventure Camp.
Year Level Pathways for Physical Education
Year Level Pathways for Health