Health and Physical Education

Health and Physical Education

Healthy and active problem solvers!

In Health and Physical Education, from Pre-Prep to Year 10, we promote healthy and active lifestyle choices. The theoretical aspect of our subject largely explores factors that affect our health and development, whilst the practical component aims to build confidence across a range of physical activities, thereby increasing the likelihood that our students will keep moving, literally, throughout their lives. We continually practise problem solving – in the classroom, the playing arena and, most importantly, the real world.

Intelligent performers!

Years 9 and 10 students may select Sport Science, which helps prepare them for the Years 11 and 12 Senior Physical Education course. These subjects explore the role of physical activity within our society. We investigate aspects of sociology, marketing, anatomy, physiology, bio-mechanics, psychology and coaching. Physical activity becomes both a topic of study and a medium for learning about the theoretical principles used to become more intelligent performers in sport and exercise-related industries.

Saying it with Poetry

Head of Health and Physical Education Mr Matt Krenske recently wrote a short poem for his students describing his ultimate goal at St Hilda’s School:

You are our pebbles
We teach you about health, then we throw you into the pond of life
The ripples you create when you share your new knowledge could enhance or even save a life!


Love, Compassion, Forgiveness, Hope, Grace