Sport Curriculum

Students from Prep to Year 12 are provided with the opportunity to participate in a variety of sporting activities through the College curriculum.

Junior College

Our Junior College Physical Education lessons focus around improving body and spatial awareness through actively learning new skills and movement sequences while having fun and increasing fitness.

Regular participation in physical activity can improve movement capacities, personal development and health and wellbeing.

The lessons include small and whole group games that focus on following instructions and rules while developing teamwork and cooperation within groups.

Interactions within lessons involve the students effectively communicating and respecting differences in order to establish positive relationships with their peers and to be able to work well with others.

Students train for Inter-House Cross Country and Track & Field events as well as participating in swimming lessons with TJ’s Swim at the Concordia Aquatic Centre.

Different units focus on developing the skills for students to play modified games of AFL, badminton, basketball, cricket, hockey, golf, netball, orienteering, OzTag, soccer, softball, teeball, tennis, touch football and volleyball.

Students learn gymnastic movements, including static supports, balancing, rotating, jumping, landing and locomotion and also develop circus, fitness and skipping skills.

The Year 5 and 6 students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports through the Friday Sport program.

Middle College

Health and Physical Education is a core subject for all students in Years 7 to 9. This subject assists in promoting optimal health and wellbeing for individuals and communities.

The course engages students in a combination of enjoyable recreational and competitive activities, as well as Project based learning through which students will develop the knowledge, process and skills to become physically educated and informed about health issues.

Health and Physical Education is offered to all students and the emphasis is on participation and enjoyment. Opportunities will be provided for students to:

· Enhance their physical development through “learning and doing”

· Solve problems in a supportive environment

· Promote personal health and that of the community

· Develop positive attitudes towards participation in regular physical activity

· Appreciate the benefits of physical activity

· Enhance their own and others’ self-concept and self-esteem.

    Senior College

    Year 10

    In Year 10, students can participate in Health and Physical Education as an elective subject. This course has been structured to deliver foundation studies for a range of pathways including, Cert III in Fitness, Sport and Recreation and Physical Education in years 11 and 12. Students can participate in a semester short-course (Introduction to Sport, Fitness and Recreation) followed by a foundation course in preparation for Physical Education.

    Years 11 and 12

    Physical Education

    Physical Education is an elective subject for students in Years 11 and 12. The program is specifically designed to meet the requirements of the national curriculum for Health and Physical Education.

    Each term, students undertake a theoretical and practical theme. Each unit of work includes progressive physical performance testing, a final practical exam and a written performance task, which may be an essay under supervised conditions, a research report or assignment, or an oral presentation.

    Physical Education is also offered to interested students at Concordia Lutheran College. The Senior Physical Education syllabus requires students to study four different physical activities over the two years of the course.

    Each unit of study includes progressive physical performance testing, a final practical exam and a written performance task, which may be an essay under supervised conditions, a research report or assignment, or a multimodal presentation.

    Senior Physical Education is ideal for students planning careers in the sports and recreational industries such as professional athlete, sports trainer, sport coach, fitness instructor, physical education teacher, teaching and child care, medicine, chiropractic, physiotherapy and other therapies and nursing.

    Sport and Recreation

    Sport and recreation are integral parts of Australian culture, offering not only leisure activities but also significant contributions to personal wellbeing. They encompass various activities, including social and competitive sports, aquatic and community recreation, fitness, and outdoor activities. Participation in these activities is not only enjoyable but also provides valuable skills and contributes to overall health and wellness.

    These sectors are also key industries in Australia, providing numerous employment opportunities, particularly in association with major sporting events. In the Sport & Recreation subject, students engage in learning experiences that develop interpersonal skills and foster an appreciation for active participation in these activities. The focus is on understanding the roles of sport and recreation in personal, communal, and societal development.

    The subject emphasizes active participation in sports and recreation, allowing students to experience the benefits of physical activity firsthand while also developing vocational, life, and physical skills. Each unit requires students to engage in various activities, including planning, performing, evaluating, and communicating their experiences and strategies.

    Certificate II in Sport and Recreation + Certificate III in Fitness

    This qualification provides a pathway to work as a Fitness Instructor in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, and leisure and community centres. Students gain the entry-level skills required of a Fitness Professional (Group Exercise Instructor or Gym Fitness Instructor).

    Students deliver programs within their school community including:

    • Community fitness programs
    • Strength and conditioning for athletes and teams
    • 1-on-1 and group fitness sessions with male adults, female adults and older adult clients

    This program also includes the following:

    • The nationally recognised First Aid competency – HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
    • Community Coaching – Essential Skills Course (non-accredited), issued by Australian Sports Commission
    • A range of career pathway options including pathway into SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness; or SIS50321 Diploma of Sport
    • Successful completion of the Certificate III in Fitness may contribute towards a student’s Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)