Physical Education

Physical Education


Welcome to the faculty for Physical Education and Health.

The four strands across the faculty are:

Personal health and physical development, in which students develop the knowledge, understandings, skills, and attitudes that they need to maintain and enhance their personal well-being and physical development.

Movement concepts and motor skills, in which students develop motor skills, knowledge and understandings about movement, and positive attitudes towards physical activity

Relationships with other people, in which students develop understandings, skills, and attitudes that enhance their interactions and relationships with others.

Healthy communities and environments, in which students contribute to healthy communities and environments by taking responsible and critical action. The seven key areas of learning included in teaching and learning programs at James Cook High School are:

  • mental health
  • sexuality education
  • food and nutrition
  • body care and physical safety
  • physical activity
  • sport studies
  • outdoor education.

At Year Nine and Year Ten, the students get an opportunity to experience the faculty for physical education and health. By Year 11 or Level 1 they will choose if they are taking Physical Education and Health for the NCEA credits. At this time, they will have a choice across the areas of Physical Education, Outdoor Education, Sports Leadership, and Health.

We offer a wide range of sports at James Cook High School and students are encouraged to participate in them. Each year cumulates in the School Sports awards.