Health & Physical Education

The curriculum area of Physical Education is a core subject for students from years 7 to 10. Students enjoy 104 mins of physical activity per week. The subject is also an elective at VCE level.

Students have the opportunity to develop skills in aquatics, athletics, ball sports, racquet sports, dance, minor and major games and other specific fitness areas. We use our own facilities at Galen College including the ovals, astro turf multi-purpose courts, indoor stadium and weight training area. We also access facilities in the local community like indoor and outdoor pools, golf, lawn bowls and croquet courses.

Lessons are designed to cater for each student and their ability levels in each individual sporting area. The development of physical fitness and skills like co-ordination, balance, speed and motor skills is a priority. It is also important for our students to develop teamwork and leadership skills through involvement in games situations.