Year 10 Y10 Athlete Development

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss L. Allen

This course of Athlete Development aims to develop students' understanding, skills and attitudes that are needed to maintain and enhance their physical health and their physical development. This course will be focusing on developing the capabilities of sport leadership and communication, with the focus on service, making a difference, teamwork, and purpose. 

Students study Health and Physical Education for four periods per week throughout the year.

Two periods are allocated to Health and two allocated to Physical Education however, there is often integration between the two subjects and units of work are taught with a sporting context. 

Topics covered in Health include:

  • Mental Health - Students are taught about topics such as Hauora/well-being, bullying, resiliency, depression, anxiety, and strategies to help.
  • Drug Education - Students are guided through a program highlighting the dangers and pressures of drug use and abuse. Drugs covered include Alcohol, Tobacco, Vaping, Cannabis, Methamphetamine and Ecstasy. Students are taught about risky situations and assertive behaviours to maintain safety.
  • Sexuality Education - Students will cover a range of topics through the use of a resource called Navigating the Journey. Topics include gender identity, pubertal changes, diversity, consent, the reproductive system and process and maintaining safe sexual practices.
  • Good nutrition is our mission - A unit based around nutrition, fad diets, portion size, nutritional planning, reading food labels, takeaway foods and the effects of sugar.

Topics Covered in Physical Education include:

  • Biomechanics
  • Factors Affecting Participation
  • Invasion Games
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Fitness

Learning Areas:

Sport in Education