Physical Education / Outdoor Ed. / Sport
Narrabundah College offers a wide variety of Physical Education courses. Students of any interest or ability can find a level that is suitable to their needs. Courses have been designed to take into account existing expertise in the college and community resources. Each course will provide worthwhile and challenging study for a wide range of students.
Registered recreational units are also offered during, before and after school, at lunchtime and on weekends. the Accredited PE course also provides opportunities to focus on the principles and procedures of many sports.
The college enters teams in the inter-college knockout competitions and the sports program on Thursday afternoons, all day carnivals, and Australian Indoor Soccer and the Australian Schools' National Volleyball Championships. Competitions are also held in the gymnasium at lunchtime.
This T course provides opportunity for an in-depth study of human physical performance, personal health and fitness. It is designed for students with aspirations to further studies in physical education, coaching, physiotherapy and sports studies. Emphasis is placed on sound theoretical and practical knowledge of all aspects of human movement. Human movement is studied within the Human Biology Course as units 7,8 & 9.
This T course is aimed at students who are interested in sport, personal fitness and recreation. The course will have a practical orientation and will enable students to focus on vocational opportunities by completing coaching awards, gaining experience in sports administration and participating in selected work experience placements. It provides a suitable foundation for students wishing to undertake various courses at CIT or the fitness/recreational industry.
This T and A course is designed to cater for students who wish to choreograph, perform and appreciate dance in a variety of forms. Most of the work done in dance is aimed at helping you improve your skills in these areas and in the development of self confidence and improved levels of fitness. It is recommended for those students interested in pursuing careers or further study in dance, theatre arts and teaching.
This A course is designed to provide students with access to, and support for, a program of regular activity. The emphasis is on participation with 80% of the course practically orientated. There are nine units within the course and students are able to do them in any order. Units include coaching, team sports, racquet sports, footy codes, modified sports and individual sports.
The college has a number of ways students can become involved in some form of structured sport. Any involvement in these units enables students to earn points toward their Year 12 Certificate. The options are:
Intercollege Sport: Each Thursday afternoon is set aside for students to play sport, as there are no regular classes offered at this time. Competitions in a wide variety of sports are arranged each term on a home and away basis.
One Day Carnivals: Held at various times throughout the year, eg. softball, soccer, hockey, triathlon, Australian rules, waterpolo, athletics.
Recreational Sports: Held weekly during school time, eg. badminton, volleyball.
I think the billy has just boiled! Anyone for tea? Bring your cup over here, have you seen the sponies? Can someone get some more wood! Are we there yet? No, it's just over that next rise.
Outdoor Ed is the living subject area. Outdoor Ed students embark on a journey that takes them back to the basics of human existence. Eating sleeping and walking can take on a new importance. It's an opportunity to challenge yourself, see beautiful places and do amazing things.
There's a wide range of adventurous things to do like: climbing up big cliffs, climbing 90m up a rope, crawling around in holes or face planting into the snow on skies. Surfing the tubes, going over the falls. And don't forget to go "arrrrrrrrrrrrrr" as the sea spray hits your face while the boat beats out into the NE wind. Maybe you could face off a cuttle fish in Jervis Bay while scuba diving or speed through alpine plains on your mountain bike.
Each year we do an expedition trip, which usually goes to a unique place. Like walking the south coast track in Tasmania or crossing The Gammon ranges in South OZ or diving at Musgrave Island in QLD.
Outdoor Ed is not competitive, it's just a fun way to get new skills and see great parts of Australia's natural environment.