Healthy Lifestyles


The Healthy Lifestyle unit of Physical and Health Education is a compulsory curriculum for one semester for all Year 8 students at Le Fevre High School. Students will continue to build on leisure and social knowledge, understanding of movement skills and take positive action to enhance their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing. Students will continue a semester of compulsory Health and Physical Education in Years 9 and 10 as well as have the opportunity for further Physical Education experience by selecting an additional elective semester of Physical Education in Years 8 to 10.


MYP physical and health education aims to empower students to understand and appreciate the value of being physically active and develop the motivation for making healthy life choices. This course will provide students with opportunities to learn about and experience aspects of health and physical activity. The focus is on developing skills and improving performance in games and sports, fundamental movement challenges, tactical learning and spatial awareness as well as a lifelong healthy lifestyle. Topics covered in this course include:

  • Active/Minor Games
  • Striking/Fielding Games: Avoid getting out
  • Tactical Development: Moving to Space & Defending space
  • Skill Development: Data collection
  • Safety; Smoking and Vaping
  • Health Benefits of Physical Activity
  • Relationships & Sexuality (Shine Program)


Students are assessed using the MYP assessment criteria and levels of achievement. Students are assessed on the following:

  • Knowledge and Understanding
  • Planning for Performance
  • Applying and Performing
  • Reflecting and Improving


It is expected that students change into the PE uniform for all practical lessons and wear appropriate footwear, as directed by their PE teacher, they will be required to change back into their school uniform at the conclusion of the lesson.