Health and Physical Education

The Health and Physical Education Program at Fairhills provides a wide range of topics and activities for students to participate in and promotes a healthy, active lifestyle.


Students are also given the opportunity to participate in a number of recreation activities throughout the year such as:


  • Surfing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Canoeing
  • High Ropes Course
  • Mountain Bike Riding
  • Bush Walking

Year 7-10

Year 7-10 program covers topics such as: 

  • Self-esteem
  • Health Benefits of Physical Activity
  • Puberty and Sexual Health
  • Positive Relationships
  • Risk Taking and Harm Minimisation
  • Body Systems
  • Fitness Components
  • Nutrition

Subjects covered at the VCE level are as follows:

Health and Human Development (Year 11)

  • Health Perspectives and Influences
  • Nutrition
  • Youth Health and Wellbeing
  • Stages of the Lifespan
  • Healthcare in Australia

Health and Human Development (Year 12)

  • Understanding Health and Wellbeing in Australia
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing in Australia
  • Health and Wellbeing in a Global Context
  • Global Health and Sustainable Development Goals
Physical Education
(Year 11)

  • Musculoskeletal system and how it works to produce movement
  • Cardiorespiratory system during rest and exercise
  • Physical Activity, Sport and Health in Society
  • Contemporary issues associated with physical activity and sport
Physical Education
(Year 12)

  • Biomechanics and skill acquisition
  • Energy systems during sport and physical activity
  • Effective training programs and how they improve fitness

Cert II & III VET Sport and Recreation

  • Sports Coaching
  • Facilitating sports and recreation activities
  • Planning sports and training programs
  • First Aid

Cert II VET Outdoor Recreation

  • Participate in and help organise and facilitate outdoor recreation activities
  • Minimising environmental impact
  • Safety in the outdoors
  • First Aid

About Us

Fairhills High School is an inclusive and welcoming community where our students feel inspired to achieve their very best. The school offers a coeducational diverse learning experience for students from Year 7 through to Year 12. Our students are supported by talented and dedicated  staff who love what they do and know how to bring out the best in each individual. Learn what makes Fairhills High School unique by exploring our website or contacting us.

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+61 3 9758 5022

330 Scoresby Rd, Knoxfield Victoria Australia 3180

Fairhills High School is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K)

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