Year 9 Health

Course and Assessment Overview 2019

Week Content Assessments

Term 1

1

Introduction into Year 10 Health Program

⦿ Expectations

⦿ Class rules

⦿ Assessments

⦿ Ice breaker games

⦿ Information box

Physical health

⦿ Importance of maintaining a balanced diet and physical activity levels.

⦿ Current statistics

 
2

Physical Health

⦿ Food groups and recommendations for healthy eating

 
3

Physical Health

⦿ Understanding nutritional requirements and dietary needs

 
4

Physical Health

⦿ Strategies for increasing healthy, balanced diet

 
5

Physical Health

⦿ Influences on food choices

⦿ Good food choices

 
6

Physical Health

⦿ Recommended physical activity levels

⦿ Proactive strategies to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary time

 
7

Physical Health

⦿ Lifestyle choices

⦿ Lifestyle diseases

Task 1: Nutrition Assignment (20%)
8

First Aid Safety

⦿ Essential first aid

⦿ DRSABCD

⦿ Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

 
9

First Aid Safety

⦿ DRSABCD

⦿ Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

 
10 First Aid Safety Task 2: First Aid Test and Practical (20%)

Term 2

1

Wellness

⦿ Influences on different belief and values on self esteem and self concept

 
2

Wellness

⦿ Developing respectful relationships

o Affirming diversity

o Building and maintaining positive relationships as an adolescent

o Understanding changing relationships

o Applying skills to different situations and relationships

 
3

Wellness

⦿ Cyber bullying

⦿ SMS bullying

⦿ Seeking advice and help

 
4

Wellness

⦿ Enhancing resilience as an adolescent

o thinking optimistically

o making connections

o promoting positive attitudes

o protective behaviours

 
5

Wellness

⦿ Enhancing resilience as an adolescent

o preparing for future challenges

o time management

o study techniques

o strategies to seek help

o benefits of support

 
6

Drug Education

⦿ drugs

⦿ types and classification

⦿

 
7

Drug Education

⦿ predicting and responding to drug use risks/ consequences

 
8

Drug Education

⦿ predicting and responding to drug use risks/ consequences

⦿ influences on alcohol use and binge drinking

⦿ strategies to reduce harms associated with alcohol/ cannabis

 
9

Drug Education

⦿ seeking help

⦿ help seeking in drug related situations

⦿ helping a friend/family member to quit

 
10

Drug Education

o Test

Task 3: Drug Education Test (20%)

Term 3

1

Sexual Health

⦿ Characteristics of positive, respectful relationships

⦿ Appropriate expression of social feelings

 
2

Sexual Health

⦿ What is sexuality?

 
3

Sexual Health

⦿ Forming relationships

 
4

Sexual Health

⦿ Sexually transmissible infections

 
5

Sexual Health

⦿ Contraception

o Responsibilities

o Sourcing reliable information

 
6

Sexual Health

⦿ Pregnancy

o Unplanned

o Unwanted

o Teen

o Healthy

 
7

Sexual Health

⦿ Role of power

 
8

Sexual Health

⦿ Harassment, discrimination, and abuse

 
9

Sexual Health

⦿ Support networks

Task 4: Sexuality Assessment Task (20%)

Term 4

1

Mental Health and Wellbeing – Introduction to Mental Illnesses

⦿ Gain an insight into mental health disorders and be introduced to key mental health terms

⦿ Develop an understanding of the likely impact mental health disorders have on people

⦿ Consider the understanding that being mentally well may not exclude signs of mental illnesses 

⦿ Identify gaps in their knowledge about mental illness and mental health

 
2

Mental Health and Wellbeing – Promoting Positive Mental Health

⦿ Identify risk factors that contribute to poor mental health

⦿ Assess preventive factors that reduce the chance of poor mental health and how to implement them into daily life

⦿ Identify the impact of the five areas of health and their impact on mental health.

⦿ Identifying emotions and how to process them through mindfulness 

 
3

Mental Health and Wellbeing – Non-Psychotic Illness

⦿ Research and explain key information on non-psychotic illnesses

⦿ Identify key characteristics of specific mental illnesses

⦿ Identify preventive measures to reduce the likelihood of mental illness

⦿ Apply research skills to develop a research presentation on a mental illness

 
4

Mental Health and Wellbeing – Psychotic Illness

⦿ Identify behaviours of their own and others that are stigmatizing

⦿ Challenge their own values and attitudes around psychotic illnesses

⦿ Demonstrate strategies that can be used to help others understand and seek help

⦿ Identify the common symptoms and effects schizophrenia has on people

 
5

Mental Health and Wellbeing – Stigma and Discrimination

⦿ Identifying negative labelling associated with mental illness and understanding that these labels have negative consequences

⦿ Identify how stigma impacts in the lives of people with mental illness

 
6

Mental Health and Wellbeing – Help Seeking Behaviour

⦿ Identity risk factors from a scenario

⦿ Identify how a scenario is unsafe for an individual and identify how to make it safer 

⦿ Examine what can lead to risk behaviours and how to improve mental state to reduce harm.

⦿ Learn to assess a situation and how they play a role in helping friends.

 
7

Mental Health and Wellbeing –Starting a Conversation

⦿ Identify the warning signs that someone is not ok

⦿ assessing personal state and ability to help others.

⦿ Apply the process of asking some if they are ok when concerned about them.

⦿ Develop skills for application to real life scenarios.

 
8

Mental Health and Wellbeing – Creating Options/ Helping Others

⦿ Share knowledge about community agencies and online mental health supports with peers

⦿ Create a strategy to educate peers about mental illness in an advertisement

⦿ Analysis the impact of using the mindfulness program

⦿ Identify how knowledge had developed over the 8-week program 

Task 5: Mental Health information Poster/ Pamphlet – Reducing stigma (20%)
9

Mental Health and Wellbeing – Creating Options/ Helping Others

⦿ Mindfulness

⦿ Keeping the mind healthy over school holidays

 

 

This document is subject to revision.

The Year 9 Syllabus for Health and Physical Education can be found on the SCSA website.

http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/