Physical Education and Health

The philosophy of the Physical Education (P.E.) department is to teach students about the value of physical activity and health. It is important that students develop the necessary skills to take control of their own health.

The P.E. and Health program at Blackburn High School is designed to increase and maximise student participation, whilst creating a positive supportive environment – one that  encourages learning.

The Curriculum

P.E. and Health are integrated as a core subject for Years 7-9.

In Year 9, students may also choose the Duke of Edinburgh enrichment elective.

In Year 10 students can select multiple P.E & Health electives.

In VCE students can select  Health & Human Development and Physical Education.


Year 7 – Fitness for Life

  • Teamwork and Tactics
  • Fundamental Movement Skills
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Nutrition
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing

Year 8 – Fitness for Sport

  • Gymnastics
  • Dance Fit
  • Court and Field Sports
  • Human Movement
  • Drug Education

Year 9 – Training for Personal Fitness

  • Team Sports
  • Net and Wall
  • Striking and Fielding
  • Invasion Sport
  • Non Traditonal Sport
  • Relationship and Sexuality Education

Year 10

Students are now offered a choice of semester-long specialist elective subjects including:

  • Sports Leadership
  • Team Sports and Tactics
  • Dance and Movement
  • Weights and Fitness


Sports Leadership Program

This highly successful program gives students a unique opportunity to learn coaching and umpiring skills and ultimately coach primary school students. Students learn about the sports industry and associated pathways. At the conclusion of the program students participate in a sailing camp.

Further information

For more information, please contact the Head of our Physical Education & Health Department, Ms Ailsa Davidson, by email