Year 10 Physical Education and Health (10PED)


Physical Education and Health is compulsory for all year 10 students and is taken for three periods a week (two periods of Physical Education, one period of Health). The focus is on the well being of the students themselves through learning in health related and movement contexts. There are four strands of the Health and Physical Education Curriculum that underpin the learning in this subject area:

    • Personal Health and Physical Development

    • Movement Concepts and Motor Skills

    • Relationships with other People

    • Health Communities and Environments

What will I learn?

The key values of: safety management, being actively involved, movement and motor skills, relationships and teamwork, developing a positive attitude and interpersonal skills use are delivered through the practical element. Student voice plays a major part in the selection of the topics throughout the year. However, topics are generally considered from the following; Volleyball, Turbo Touch, Badminton, Tchoukball, Lacrosse, Gymnastics, Biophysical Fitness, Ki-o-Rahi and Games around the world.

In the key learning area of Health, student's will have opportunities to explore the ways in which the physical, mental and emotional, social and spiritual dimensions of hauora contribute to healthy living. Health related topics include but are not limited to; the sexuality road, destiny, challenges and changes, digital citizenship, drug issues and mindfulness.

Where does this course lead?

Physical Education NCEA Level 1

Indicative costs

For all indicative course costs please see the course costs page.