The overall aim of our PD/H/PE program is to develop individuals who will have skills, abilities and knowledge which they can use in and out of school and for many more years after their time at Trinity.

Through interaction in team games and in the classroom, we hope to foster opportunities for the students to acquire leadership skills, attitudes of loyalty, co-operation, self-discipline, sportsmanship and responsibility.

Health classes assist students to better understand the challenges of adolescence and how to deal with these issues, therefore helping the transition to adult life.

Physical Activity and Sports Studies is a junior elective course designed for students in Years 9 and 10 wishing to build upon understandings, skills and values gained in studies related to the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education 7 – 10 Syllabus. The course provides a theoretical base and a practical component which focuses on the important role of exercise and sport in Australian society. It provides opportunities for students to learn about the benefits of physical activity and its positive influence on health.

Senior Courses

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (2u)

The Preliminary course examines a range of areas that underpin health and physical activity. This includes how people think about health and physical activity, the management of personal health and the basis for how the body moves. Students have the opportunity to select from a range of practical options in areas such as first aid, outdoor recreation, composing and performing and fitness choices.

In the HSC course students focus on major issues related to Australia’s health status. They also look at factors that affect physical performance. They undertake optional study from a range of choices. This includes investigating the health of young people or of groups experiencing health inequities. In other options, students focus on improved performance and safe participation by learning about advanced approaches to training or sports medicine concepts. There is also an opportunity to think critically about the factors that impact on sport and physical activity in Australian society.

Community and Family Studies (2u)

Community and Family Studies aims to develop in each student an ability to manage resources and take action to support the needs of individuals, groups, families and communities in Australian society.

Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation (1u)

Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation makes a positive contribution to the total wellbeing of students. Students develop knowledge and understanding of the value of activity, increased levels of of movement skill, competence in a wide variety of sport and recreation contexts and skills in planning to be active.