The senior Physical Education programme continues to build on the skills, knowledge and understanding that were learnt in the junior school, with greater emphasis being placed on taking responsibility for their learning, well-being, performance, and participation. Students begin to study and analyse movement concepts by exploring biophysical principles such as bones, muscles, exercise physiology, methods of training and biomechanics. The standards that are taught are decided with the students at the start of each year to maximize interest and involvement.
The outstanding recreational opportunities offered in our local Waimate environment provide us with the perfect place to explore, challenge and develop new and existing skills while using a risk management approach.
The units that are explored through our Outdoor Pursuits programme aim to develop knowledge and understanding around safe practices, sustainability and leadership in the outdoors. Possible areas of focus include first aid, tramping, rock climbing, mountain biking, underwater diving, and risk management.