Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Level 1 Physical Education

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs H. Lindsay.

Recommended Prior Learning

Actively participated in Year 10 Physical Education and Year 10 teacher recommendation.

This Physical Education course explores the influence of movement on Hauora (well-being) while incorporating concepts from te ao Māori and tikanga. 

Students will develop movement skills and strategies, recognise the tapu (sacredness) of the body, and understand a range of biophysical principles such as anatomy and exercise physiology. 

They will also learn about personal, interpersonal and societal factors affecting movement. Leadership and kotahitanga (unity) will be emphasised, promoting self-management in challenging movement contexts. 

Through reflection, students will connect movement and Hauora, and learn to protect and nurture their bodies to enhance their overall well-being. 

Why should you choose 1PED?

  • To learn in a fun and enjoyable environment, 

  • Gain self-confidence, 

  • Develop your movement and teamwork skills,

  • Instill healthy habits and values that can last a lifetime

Learning Areas:

Hauora Me Mahi Tīnana - Health and Physical Education


Level 2 Health, Level 2 Physical Education

Career Pathways

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