At Lynwood Senior High School, the Health and Physical Education Learning area is devised into two integrated strands;

  1. Movement and physical activity
  2. Personal, social and community health

Courses focus on the physical, emotional and social dimensions of health of the individual. Students plan, act and reflect in order to develop the essential knowledge and understandings, attitudes and values, skills for physical activity, interpersonal and self management skills which encourage the participation in regular physical activity and support the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle.

Courses offered in the Physical & Health Education Learning Area provide structured programmes that lead to the development of lifetime skills and future employment opportunities in a wide range of fields.

Students are provided with the opportunities to achieve such competencies as personal organization, time management, problem solving and team work.


Lynwood Senior High School has a number of attributes that enable a high

performance programme to be implemented that has long term benefits for

students, parents, the school and community. A large number of Sports are accommodated the core group of sports include:

  • Soccer
  • Australian Rules Football
  • Netball
  • Swimming / Aquatics
  • Water Polo
  • Racquet Sports including Badminton, Tennis and Table Tennis
  • Softball / T-Ball
  • Basketball
  • Fitness, Weights
  • Athletics
  • Hockey
  • Touch Rugby
  • Great Facilities include:

–   8 Tennis Courts – New in 2014

  • Basketball Courts – New in 2014
  • Synthetic playing surface – New in 2015
  • Two adjoining Ovals with 400m Track and playing fields
  • Gymnasium
  • 10 lane 25m Swimming Pool
  • Weight Room
  • Fitness Training Facility
  • Outdoor Education Centre


  • The school has a committed group of enthusiastic students and a very proactive sports staff who currently are committed to coaching school teams, lend support to 6 Primary School group carnivals and work closely with Sports Associations in current programmes – we believe our programmes of assistance and cooperation are excellent in scope and integration of resources.


Academically courses have been implemented successfully and students continue to achieve at high rates. Competitively students have great things to look forward to, including the following:

  • UK Soccer Tours
  • Singapore Soccer and Netball Tours
  • Swimming and Athletics carnivals
  • Year Zone Carnivals
  • Soccer, AFL, Netball, Badminton, Tennis, Cricket and many more interschool competitions
  • Camps and excursions to compliment and enhance learning

Lynwood also has sports people – both students and staff – who have represented Western Australia and Australia in various sporting fields.



Students will develop movement competence in a range of physical activities in a variety of contexts and environments including games and sports, outdoor and recreational activities that are performed individually and in groups. Education is conducted for a minimum of 2 lessons per week in each year.

Students develop the physical skills, knowledge and strategies required for effective participation in activity. As students progress through the course, the focus is on developing the student’s understanding of the activities they enjoy and their ability to manage their own activity.

All Physical Education – Movement and Physical Activity- courses provide an excellent foundation for the Physical Education Studies (ATAR – University bound students) and Certificate II Sport and Recreation in Senior School.

The program is implemented with a full academic curriculum, with the opportunities to gain University Entrance, TAFE entry or complete Certificate II in Sport and Recreation.


This course is designed to enable students to attain advanced skills in Physical Education, generally and specifically. This may include studying a selected sport in depth, eg Netball, Volleyball and AFL Football. Programs will cover the skills, techniques and attitudes for high-level participation.



Year 8 – 12

Outdoor Education Courses will prepare students to experience the outdoor environment with safety, responsibility and cooperation whilst caring for the environment, fellow students and themselves. Goal setting and decision making are paramount through activities that include

  • Water Safety / Survival
  • Mountain Biking
  • Kayaking / Canoeing
  • Bush Skills / Hiking / Trekking / Campcraft
  • Small Boat Handling & Sailing
  • Navigating and Orienteering
  • Ropes / Climbing / Abseiling
  • Snorkelling


Year 7 – 10

The Personal, social and community health strand will develop student’s knowledge, understanding and skills to support a positive sense of self, to effectively respond to life events. Skills that are integral to this strand are:

  • Interpersonal Skills – Goal Setting, Communication, Decision Making
  • Resilience Skills
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Growing and Developing Healthy Relationships
  • Challenges and Choices – Drug Education
  • First Aid
  • Disabilities


Year 11 / 12

Health Studies courses develop skills that enable students to make informed decisions relevant to their health in modern society. Issues students cover include:

  • Relationships & Sexuality
  • Environmental Health
  • Preventing Road Trauma
  • Health Promotion
  • Choosing Healthy Behaviours



Students are expected to wear the standard PE uniform which comprises of the yellow shirt, blue shorts and appropriate footwear.  PE uniform can be purchased at the uniform shop located on school grounds.

Students must change into their PE uniform prior to the lesson and change out of the uniform once finished.

When swimming, students must remember their bathers, towel and sun protection. Students are not allowed to enter the school following their lesson in any wet clothing.

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