Physical Education

Physical Education is compulsory at Sacred Heart College for all students from Years 7 to 11. At the Junior level, the focus is on developing physical skills and on understanding how movement is used in a wide variety of contexts. Through movement, students will develop improved physical and social skills including essential competencies such as self-management, the ability to relate to others in groups, participation and contribution, thinking about how and why we learn and using skills to communicate our ideas with others in practical settings.

Developing an understanding of the ways that movement constructs who we are and how we interact with others in our communities is the ultimate goal for a physically educated student. This is achieved through an array of sports and activities, using each as a vehicle to improve these fundamental skills. Fitness and personal well-being are also explored and students are expected to strive to improve themselves through the opportunities that are provided. We have a strong emphasis on aquatic activity and aquatic fitness; students at Year 9 level spend one period per week for the whole year in one of our three pools whilst other year groups have a range of opportunities from learn-to-swim and Water Polo to snorkelling and scuba experiences.

At the Senior level, students begin to explore in depth the biophysical and sociocultural constructs of a physically active world. There are a range of courses to suit student needs and all boys will be challenged both physically and academically. For our top students, Scholarship in Year 13 is the pinnacle of academic Physical Education study, and the department has a proud record of success in this prestigious Level 4 examination.

Physical Education Staff

Head of Department
Mr Rhys Taucher

Teachers
Mr Richard Henderson
Mr Jaaz Samuela
Mr John Sullivan
Mr Nick Guise
Mr Brodie Madgwick