1.1To provide an understanding of human development, human relations, self worth, safe practises, food and nutrition and community and consumer health.
2.1To develop an understanding of what safe practises are at home, at school, in the playground and in the community.
2.2To develop in students the ability to make decisions about personal and community health matters and to encourage students to take responsibility for such decisions.
2.3To improve skills in decision making, communication and assertiveness so as to help children deal with pressure and risk situations.
2.4To develop an understanding of the causes which result in illness, disease and injury and to also realise that it’s the responsibility of individuals and the community to create a safe, health environment.
2.5To promote their own and other’s worth, dignity and rights as individuals and members of groups.
2.6To develop in students the realisation that sensible physical activity is conducive to a healthy lifestyle.
2.7Develop an understanding of the importance of a healthy diet and ability to make healthy food choices.
3.1The curriculum will be based on the Levels of the Victorian Essential Learning Standards.
3.2Where possible, health should be integrated with the unity of work being studied.
3.3The classroom teacher will be responsible for the delivery of the health program.
3.4Students in Grades 5 and 6 will participate in “Police in Schools” program where possible.
3.5Outside support services such as the Dental, Van, school nurse and programs that promote health in school may be used to support the program.
3.6Basic First Aid practices to be addressed during timetabled Physical Education classes.
3.7Whole school Healthy Eating Program (Eg. Healthiest Grade of the Week awards).
4.1Student evaluation will be based on informal methods of observation and recorded through anecdotal records.
4.2The use of checklists and student files will be used to formally assess children’s skill levels.
4.3Teacher assessment will be based upon achievement in line with the VELS for level being addressed.
4.4Parents will be informed of student progress specific to year level expectations in line with the VELS, through biannual pupil reports.
4.5Parent/teacher interviews provide the opportunity for discussions of the Health learning area.
4.6Program evaluation will occur annually by way of team reviews.
4.7The General Studies committee will be responsible for responding to program evaluations and planning for future direction.