Health Education and Physical Education go hand in hand. Staff teaching these two subject areas assist students in recognising the effects of social, physical and psychological behaviour on their health, fitness and lifestyle, both now and in the future. Health Education is taught to students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10.
The Physical Education department offers students the opportunity to develop skills in an extensive range of sporting pursuits. The College has a huge indoor sports centre, extensive outdoor facilities and a well equipped weight training room. All students have the opportunity to take part in competitions within and beyond the College. Lumen Christi College representative teams achieve excellent standards in a number of sporting disciplines. Our general Physical Education program is taught to all students from Years 7 to 12 and students are given opportunities to participate in a wide and varied range of sporting disciplines.
Following the developments in post-compulsory education the new Courses of Study available have placed Physical Education in line with other university-bound courses. Students who are gifted on the sporting field can now combine their physical and intellectual attributes towards university entrance. We currently offer courses in Year 11 and 12. In Year 11 we offer 1A, 1B and 2A, 2B. In Year 12 1C, 1D and 3A, 3B are offered. More information regarding courses can be found on the Curriculum Council website at www.curriculum.wa.edu.au.
We also have a number of specialist options in Years 9 and 10 which include cricket, netball and soccer. Outdoor Education is an additional option for Year 10 students.
Annual College Sporting Events
The extra-curricular activities offered al Lumen Christi enable students to compete against their peers in a range of sporting activities. These include, Australian Rules Football, Soccer, (both boys and girls teams) Netball, Gymnastics, Basketball and Cricket.
Our Learning Area also runs an annual ski tour to Mt Hotham in Victoria which has proven to be very popular. The ski tour allows students to expand their sporting experiences beyond the limitations available in Western Australia.
Inter-house Carnivals take place for Swimming, Athletics, and Cross Country involving all year groups. The College also competes against other schools at the ACC (Associated and Catholic Colleges) in Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country. For more information regarding these competitions including results please refer to www.accsport.asn.au.
Click here for a chart showing the pathways for the Health and Physical Education Learning Area.