Health and P.E Year 7

Education involves much more than passing on information to students. Ultimately students themselves must choose whether to adopt Biblical values and accept God’s standards for living. This involves a work of the Spirit of God and cannot be accomplished by education alone. The end product should be a healthy and active lifestyle of responsible discipleship and effective stewardship.

While in society there is much emphasis on personal health, the fast pace of society also leads to unhealthy practices and unbalanced development. Knowledge of health issues, as well as supporting the Christian family in developing those values and practices, leading to spiritual, emotional and physical health, is a vital function of the school. The school environment is a valuable place for students to learn self-confidence in decision-making, flexibility in dealing with change, and skills in coping with the challenges of life. The development of a healthy body through sport and fitness activities is an important part of the development of the whole person. It is important for Christian educators to instil in their students both the value and the techniques of looking after their bodies. Through an effective physical education program students can learn stewardship, sportsmanship, friendship and leadership.

The Place of Values

While needing to keep a balanced and Godly perspective, physical discipline and training can be an expression of the desire to develop and use the body as a temple of the Holy Spirit. Sporting competitions can provide the opportunity to demonstrate a Godly lifestyle and relationships based on Christian values. Selfishness and moral immaturity, displayed by way of opportunism, arrogance, dishonesty, and impatience quickly come to light under conditions of spirited competitions or demanding physical training. Through health and physical education classes a teacher has an unparalleled opportunity to set an example of how a Christian should behave, and point students to the divine example, the character and work of God as revealed in Scripture.

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your bodies. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)


The aims of the Health and Physical Education curriculum are to assist students to grow:

  • In wisdom by developing values, knowledge and discernment which allow students to make wise and informed lifetime decisions related to health, lifestyle and physical activity and development;
  • In stature by promoting an active, healthy lifestyle involving sport and games, personal fitness habits and movement skills;
  • In favour with God by encouraging students to develop a right relationship with God and with others, as a basis for a balanced healthy lifestyle (Luke 2:52);
  • In favour with man by developing in students a healthy and confident understanding of themselves and others as having been created in God’s image.

Length: Each lesson is 1 hour long, 2 lessons per week.



Descriptors / Outcomes

Teaching and Learning

Biblical Perspective


Term 3,

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Mental Health and Wellness




Critical and creative thinking

Ethical Understanding

Personal and social capability

Information Communication Technology

⦿ Being healthy, safe and active

⦿ Feelings and emotions associated with transitions; and practising self-talk and help-seeking strategies to manage these transitions.(ACPPS070)

⦿ identify the impact other aspects of health have on mental health as well as body image and self worth 4.1, 4.2

⦿ recognise impact of Media Influences associated with self worth 4.4

⦿ Management of emotional and social changes associated with puberty through the use of: coping skills, communication skills, problem solving skills and strategies (ACPPSO

⦿ identify ways to recognise stress and coping strategies 4.5

⦿ Help-seeking strategies that young people can use in a variety of situations (ACPPSO72)

⦿ identify coping strategies 4.5

⦿ recognise own networks for help 4.10, T3 Circle of Friend 4.1

⦿ identify organisations that help 4.11

⦿ recognise protective and risk factors


1.Mental Health

p126-128 Discuss what is mental health. Resilience. Discuss p128 Handling of your feelings – strategies they’ve used. They do SW 4.1 “What affects your mental health?” – physical, social, emotional, cognitive, spiritual. Then discuss.

2. Identity & Self Worth

p128 Knowing who you are. Looking beyond stereotypes. Do Im A Star – in circle – Each student writes down why each person is a star. Then can be given to each person

3. Who Are You – Identity

SW 4.2 Students fill in who they are – what makes them who they are – culture, gender, looks p129 Discuss their answers

4. Body Image – Media Influence

Idea of how you look can be different from reality. p131 The Media can be influence. Discuss newspaper article about airbrushing a school photo. Pressures of society on young people? Watch Dove commercial and discuss. Go through questions on p132 to guide discussion about altering images.FFL p130-132

Dove Commercial

5. Analysing The Media

Discuss Advertising p132. Give students a magazine. Work in groups. Do SW 4.4 Analysing the Media – looking at how ads make life better or easier. Discuss their conclusions. FFL p132 SW 4.4 Magazines

 6 Transitions in Life – Puberty, Stress

p132 Discuss family, friends and other people who can influence your perspective of self. p133 Discuss the comments made in the cartoons. Puberty and feelings. p134 Stress – what causes it. Reactions. SW 4.5 First two columns – What stresses you? Affects? FFL p132-135 SW 4.5


7. Mental Health – Getting Help and Communication

p135 Getting help p136 The stigma of Mental Health – access to help, language barriers, grief, time, cultural considerations. p137 Relaxation techniques – breathing, meditating, listening to music, p138 interacting, visualising, laughing, praying p140 Making right choices – some people smoke or take drugs (not healthy) p141 Communication skills – internal and external, self talk – positive & negative What you can say instead of saying what you do say. With a partner discuss negative and positive (p142 Face 2 Face) FFL p135-142


 8 Communication

p142 External Communication, Listening p144 Negotiation – makes you happier p145 Empathy p146 Discuss Tyler and who has empathy for him. Discuss if its alright to ask someone if they are okay. Give facts about signs of someone not being okay. Students do telephone text worksheet Lesson 1. FFL p142-147

RUOK fact sheet and teletext sheet L1C

 9. Getting Help

p147 -148 Discuss where places to get help are. Internet as source of help. Discuss Better Health Channel v Clearsil. Makers so have a motive. Kids do SW 4.10 Getting Help – place most appropriate places to get help in particular parts of the circle. Draw a hand on blank paper. Add one person or place to find help to each finger. May change to Protective Behaviours Strategies. FFL p147-149

SW 4.10 & Protective Behaviours book

10. Organisations that help

Students investigate organisations who can help. SW 4.11 Logo quiz. Look up organisations and what they do eg Kids helpline, Beyond Blue Discuss answers. Complete SW 4.5 Coping Strategies. Discuss answers. SW 4.11 4.5


Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.. Phil 4:6-7

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Pet 5:7

Isaiah 26:3

You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You

Observation through discussion and completion of tasks

Observation of group work

Check & mark workbooks completing individual worksheets

Term 4

Week 1

Week 2

Topic focus

Think Safe,

Act Safe and

Be Safe


Critical and creative thinking

Ethical Understanding

Personal and social capability

Information Communication Technology

WA Curriculum

interacting for health and wellbeing

⦿ The impact of relationships on own and others’ wellbeing: (ACPPSO74)

⦿ understand the benefits of relationships 6.1

⦿ recognise network people in times of need PB

1. Mental Health Promotion

Discuss Mental Health Week – Oct.

SW 4.13 Students discuss and look at Protective and Risk factors. In pairs pick 3 factors on each column and write down how the school could promote mental health.

FFL p151-153 SW 4.13

2. Respectful relationships = safe relationships

Discuss p192-193 Relationships change over time. In respectful relationship show respect for other people’s needs eg religious beliefs, need to be trusted, right to be heard. Safe relationships – expect to be treated in certain ways – respect, support, listen.

SW 6.1 Students complete “Respectful relationships” (in pairs.) Answer questions. Discuss

Matthew 7:12

Therefore, all things whatsoever you would that men should do to you; do you even so to them.

Observation through discussion and completion of tasks

Observation of group work

Check & mark workbooks completing individual worksheets

Week 3


3. Power in Relationships

Discuss p193 Power p194 Emotional, Physical and Sexual Abuse. BE SENSITIVE. Watch Videos on Child Sexual Abuse, My Body belongs to me Protective Behaviours: Discuss warning signs and reporting abuse

FFL p193-194

Matt 22:39

Love your neighbour as yourself


Week 4



4 . Protective Behaviours: Bullying and Harrassment

p195 Discuss picture of bullies and body language. p196 Forms of bullying – physical, psychological, social, verbal. Watch video: Anti Bullying Bullying is abuse of power – protective behaviour notes. Give students Qualities of network people and fill in. Transfer to Lotus diagram then Network hand. Introducing protective strategies through networks. FFL p195-196

PB T3 Bullying

Networks diagram, hand, qualities network people


Week 5


Being healthy, safe and active

⦿ Strategies to promote safety in online environments (ACPPSO70)

⦿ identify strategies enabling safe use of ICT, online services and cyber safety 6.5 6.6 6.7

5 Watch video: Inclusiveness Online cybersafety and Cyberbullying

p196 ACMA regulation of broadcasting, internet, radio and telecommunications in Australia. p198 Watch video: Internet Safety Social Media Discuss Who Am I- dangers of pretending to be someone else. Things to know to be cybersafe. Discuss 10 ways to protect privacy p198-200 Safety tips Do SW 6.5 in pairs. ‘Cyberbullying is worse than face to face bullying and visa versa’ putting down their arguments. Discuss at end.

FFL p196-200. SW 6.5


Week 6

Week 7-8


6 . Sexting and Selfies

p200 discuss and look at Face 2 Face scenario. Do SW 6.6 Sharing inappropriately and digital footprint. Discuss

FFL p200 SW 6.6

7. Video: Strategies to Keep Safe Personal Safety Plans

P201-204 Personal Safety – Facebook, wagging school, travelling. look out for friends. Discuss strategies. Do SW 6.7 Personal safety. Discuss

FFL p201-204 SW 6.7

1 Cor 6:19

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.