The subject area of Health allows students to learn a range skills directly relating or influencing health and physical activity. These skills fostered and developed within the Health and Physical Education Curriculum assist in the development of an individual to set goals together with improved development of resilience building skills and strategies that are discussed, explored and implemented. Cross-curriculum areas of the Health Curriculum are interpersonal skills, organisational skills, community and environmental awareness as well as an increased awareness of environmental issues surrounding health behaviours. Students will begin to appreciate health practices and physical activity participation are somewhat socially constructed.
At our school, Health is interwoven between many subject areas within the St Simon's curriculum providing developmental stages in cognitive and social skills supporting student motivation, wellbeing plus increased Health Literacy to promote and maintain good health now and into the future. Our students investigate a range of health issues relevant to young people including mental health, healthy eating balance and choices, personal safety, as well as behaviours associated with critical choices for senior students.