Physical Education


This unit of Physical and Health Education is an elective unit for one semester for any Year 8 students wishing to select a second unit of Physical Education at Le Fevre High School. The course is designed specifically to extend student’s knowledge and understanding of movement skills, which will provide the foundations of learning to be successful in Physical Education in Year 11 and Year 12. Students will still be required to complete a semester of compulsory Health and Physical Education in Years 8 to 10 in addition to this elective subject.


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 movement 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
  • Invasion Games: Create Space & Defend Space
  • Tactical Development: Moving to Space & Defending space
  • Skill Development: Data collection
  • Maintaining & Regaining Possession


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.