In the Health curriculum, we teach from evidence-based programs using PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Skills) as well as Aussie Optimism. These programs aim to helping boys develop their social- emotional skills such as character development, violence prevention, life skills and bullying. There is also a significant focus on protective behaviours.
In Health, we aim to ensure boys:
- access, synthesise and evaluate information to take positive action to protect, enhance and advocate for their own and others’ health, well being, safety and physical activity across the lifespan.
- develop and use personal, interpersonal, behavioural, social and cognitive skills and strategies to promote a sense of personal identity, wellbeing and to build and maintain positive relationships.
- acquire, apply and evaluate movement skills, concepts and strategies to respond confidently, competently and creatively in a variety of physical activity contexts and settings.
- engage in and enjoy regular movement-based learning experiences, and understand and appreciate their significance to personal, social, cultural, environmental and health practices and outcomes.
- analyse how varied and changing personal and contextual factors shape understanding of, and opportunities for, health and physical activity locally, regionally and globally.