Health and Physical Education


Health and Physical Education

Health and Physical Education are two elements of the same subject.

Health and PE is a core subject from Years 7 -10.

In Years 7 – 9 it runs for the whole year, while in Year 10 it runs for a semester.

Year 7 students learn a range of sports and movement patterns including volleyball, athletics, gymnastics, football, netball and many more. For the duration of the 4 years students undertake a gymnasium program including Pilates, boxing and weight training in the new UYSC Fitness Studio.

We also offer a  Leadership elective in Years 9 and 10 as well as Outdoor Education  at Year 10.

Outdoor Education

Students challenge themselves and each other in the outdoors, with each student pushing the boundaries of their comfort zones and gaining lifelong skills. Whilst hiking students have had to deal with wet weather, hungry leeches, steep and slippery terrain, heavy packs and curious wildlife.  The Year 12 syllabus has included rafting on the Mitta Mitta river near Falls Creek. It is a great camp with students negotiating grade 3+ rapids, and plunging from a 12 metre high cliff into the river.

Outdoor Education students acquire increased confidence, bush skills, and positive relationships with the environment and their classmates. They demonstrate teamwork and responsibility.

Year 10 Outdoor Education

This program develops the fundamental skills that students need for VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies. Students  build their ability to communicate and work as part of a team in challenging environments. In addition they develop practical bush skills and safety knowledge.

  • Swim Safety Sessions
  • Caving
  • Canoeing
  • Surfing
  • Indoor Climbing
  • Overnight Hike


Outdoor Education Units 1 and 2

Unit 1 Understanding Outdoor Experiences
Unit 2 Environmental Impacts

  • Pool Swim Safety Sessions
  • 4 Day Prom Surf and Hike Camp
  • 3 Day Cathedral Ranges Hike and Climb Camp
  • 3 Day Mt Buller Alpine Camp
  • 2 Day Yarra River Canoe Camp


Outdoor and Environmental Education Units 3 and 4

Unit 3 Relationships with Natural Environments
Unit 4 The Future of Human/Nature Interactions

  • 2 Day Rafting Trip on the Goulburn River
  • 4 Day Prom Hike
  • 3 Day Alpine Camp at Mt Buller