Health, Physical Education and Sport

YEAR 7, 8 & 9
In Health and Physical Education, students learn about promoting the health of individuals and the community. They develop concepts and skills for physical activity and work on their personal development. A significant amount of time is allocated to physical activity through sports and games.


Health & Physical Education

Health and Physical Education is an integral part of the total education of our young students. HPE contributes to the intellectual development of students through the medium of physical activity. HPE offers students the opportunity to develop an integrated knowledge of physical activity whilst catering for high levels of performance.

Health Education

Health provides students with the valuable opportunity to engage in ‘real life’ learning in preparation for the senior subject Health. Year 10 Health provides students with valuable thinking and learning strategies as they understand how to manage the varied influences on their own and others health and development.

Rugby League Excellence

The Sports Performance course is designed specifically to cater for talented athletes at Forest Lake SHS.  The course aims to produce athletes who are learning how to be proactive in the development of their sporting careers. 

Girls Sports Specialisation

The Girls Sports Specialisation course is designed specifically to cater for talented athletes at Forest Lake SHS.  The course aims to produce athletes who are learning how to be proactive in the development of their sporting careers. 

Year 11 & 12

Health – General Senior Subject

Health provides students with a contextualised strengths-based inquiry of the various determinants that create and promote lifelong health, learning and active citizenship. Drawing from the health, behavioural, social and physical sciences, the Health syllabus offers students an action, advocacy and evaluation-oriented curriculum.  Health uses an inquiry approach informed by the critical analysis of health information to investigate sustainable health change at personal, peer, family and community levels.  Students define and understand broad health topics, which they reframe into specific contextualised health issues for further investigation.  Students plan, implement, evaluate and reflect on action strategies that mediate, enable and advocate change through health promotion.

Physical Education – General Senior Subject

Physical Education provides students with knowledge, understanding and skills to explore and enhance their own and others’ health and physical activity in diverse and changing contexts.  Physical Education provides a philosophical and educative framework to promote deep learning in three dimensions: about, through and in physical activity contexts. Students optimise their engagement and performance in physical activity as they develop an understanding and appreciation of the interconnectedness of these dimensions.  Students learn how body and movement concepts and the scientific bases of biophysical, sociocultural and psychological concepts and principles are relevant to their engagement and performance in physical activity. They engage in a range of activities to develop movement sequences and movement strategies.  Students learn experientially through three stages of an inquiry approach to make connections between the scientific bases and the physical activity contexts. They recognise and explain concepts and principles about and through movement, and demonstrate and apply body and movement concepts to movement sequences and movement strategies.  Through their purposeful engagement in physical activities, students gather data to analyse, synthesise and devise strategies to optimise engagement and performance. They engage in reflective decision-making as they evaluate and justify strategies to achieve a particular outcome.

Sport & Recreation – Applied Senior Subject

Sport & Recreation provides students with opportunities to learn in, through and about sport and active recreation activities, examining their role in the lives of individuals and communities.  Students examine the relevance of sport and active recreation in Australian culture, employment growth, health and wellbeing. They consider factors that influence participation in sport and recreation, and how physical skills can enhance participation and performance in sport and recreation activities. Students explore how interpersonal skills support effective interaction with others, and the promotion of safety in sport and recreation activities. They examine technology in sport and recreation activities, and how the sport and recreation industry contributes to individual and community outcomes.  Students are involved in acquiring, applying and evaluating information about and in physical activities and performances, planning and organising activities, investigating solutions to individual and community challenges, and using suitable technologies where relevant. They communicate ideas and information in, about and through sport and recreation activities. They examine the effects of sport and recreation on individuals and communities, investigate the role of sport and recreation in maintaining good health, evaluate strategies to promote health and safety, and investigate personal and interpersonal skills to achieve goals. 

Certificate III in Fitness – QCE credit points (8points)

 With Certificate II in Sport & Recreation

This course combines two nationally recognised qualifications to give students an edge in the fitness industry and to develop basic functional knowledge and skills for work in customer contact positions in the sport or community recreation industry. Students with the Certificate III in Fitness qualification can work as a fitness instructor in a variety of settings and are responsible for the implementation and supervision of members and clients during exercise programs conducted on the gym floor.

Certificate III in Sport & Recreation (Rugby League Specialisation) – QCE credit points (8 points) (Netball Specialisation)

With Certificate II in Sport & Recreation

This Rugby League Court Excellence and Netball Specialisation strand is designed for students who are interested in developing their skills both on and off the field. Additionally, it will assist students in other areas with a view to making them more competent not only as a player but as a coach, manager, trainer or official. High standards of behaviour, effort and self-discipline are required to be accepted in this subject. Students completing this certificate course are awarded eight (8) credit points towards their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).
If you require any further details, please contact:
Ms Anita Davey, Head of Department (Health, Physical Education and Sport) on 3714 2333 or
Last reviewed 04 June 2020
Last updated 04 June 2020