Year 8 Health & Physical Education

LEVEL: Year 8

LENGTH: 1 Semester


All Year 8 students undertake one compulsory semester of Health and Physical Education.. The outcomes of the subject include developing students’ movement competence and confidence, and learning how to take positive action to enhance their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing. 

Students will study the following topics:

  • Relationships and Sexual Health
  • Tactics and Strategy
  • Using Feedback
  • Developing Movement Sequences
  • Roles in Sport

The Relationships and Sexual Health unit is based on the SHINE SA program and aims to improve the students’ ability to develop healthy relationships and make well informed and safe decisions in the future.


Students’ performance will be determined according to the subject’s Achievement Standards as outlined in the framework of the Australian Curriculum. Grades A to E will be used for reporting purposes. Assessment will be based on class and homework tasks; movement skills and abilities; game awareness and understanding; collaboration and leadership skills.

Special Requirements:

Unley High School PE uniform must be worn during all practical lessons.

Leads to: Year 9 Health & Physical Education