Solway College Solway College

Year 10 Health

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 7032818

In health and physical education, the focus is on the well-being of the students themselves, of other people, and of society through learning in health-related and movement contexts.

Four underlying and interdependent concepts are at the heart of this learning area:

  • Hauora1 – a Māori philosophy of well-being that includes the dimensions taha wairua, taha hinengaro, taha tinana, and taha whānau, each one influencing and supporting the others.
  • Attitudes and values – a positive, responsible attitude on the part of students to their own well-being; respect, care, and concern for other people and the environment; and a sense of social justice.
  • The socio-ecological perspective – a way of viewing and understanding the interrelationships that exist between the individual, others, and society.
  • Health promotion – a process that helps to develop and maintain supportive physical and emotional environments and that involves students in personal and collective action.

Year 10 Health is a full year program with a wide variety of topics, relating to well-being and future choices.

Course Overview

Term 1
Personal Identity
Ethics - Right/Wrong and the Common Good
Communication Skills - Social, Physical, Cognitive and Emotional

Body Image

Term 2
Woman's Health - Smear Tests
Sex Education - Conception, Contraception, STD's

Term 3
Alcohol - brain and body effects, size of drinks, alcohol disease, men vs women and fetal alcohol
Drugs - legal vs illegal


Term 4
Peer Pressure

Community Health Services

Learning Areas:

Physical Education & Health