Physical Education

Understanding the importance of physical activity and being able to develop skills that will assist in maintaining physical fitness are essential to a healthy and happy life.

Health and Physical Education are compulsory for students at Wantirna College from Years 7-10.

Studies in Physical Education offers students a practical curriculum that is contemporary, relevant, challenging, enjoyable and gets children physically active. The implementation of a broad and balanced program is designed to develop students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in relation to physical activity. Through the promotion of active lifelong learning in physical activity, participation and enhanced performance, students develop proficiency in the acquisition of movement skills, 21st century skills, as well as concepts and strategies to enable students to confidently, competently and creatively participate in a range of physical activities.

Studies in Health has a strong focus on supporting students to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they require to make healthy, safe and active choices that will enhance their own and others’ health and wellbeing. This includes Nutrition, Respectful Relationships, Body Image, Positive Psychology, Mental Health and Harm Minimisation. Students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to strengthen their sense of self, and build and manage satisfying relationships. The curriculum helps students to be resilient, and to make decisions and take actions to promote their health and safety.

After exposure to the range of opportunities from Year 7 and 8 students are able to make informed choices about the type of elective they will choose in Year 9 and 10.

Students may choose from the following:

Year 9

  • Field Team Sports
  • Court Team Sports
  • Lifestyle Fitness
  • Racquet Sports
  • Health Matters
  • Outdoor Education and Leadership

Year 10

  • Major Team Games
  • Personal Training
  • Peer Support
  • Sports Excellence Program
  • Your Health
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Science
  • VCE Early Start Physical Education
  • VCE Early Start Health and Human Development

Field Team Sports, Lifestyle Fitness and Major team Games are offered in single gender classes.


  • Health and Human Development
  • Physical Education

A complete set of Wantirna College PE uniform is required for all courses that include a practical physcial component.