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The Geraldton Senior College Health and Physical Education department provides a wide variety of relevant courses to meet the needs and interests of our students. Our enthusiastic staff have a wide range of expertise in both the Physical and Outdoor Education fields.

Students have the opportunity to participate in a range of different courses. Year 10 students participate in both health and physical education classes as well as being able to elect other subjects such as Outdoor Recreation and Australian Rules football programs.

A large number of Year 11 and 12 students are engaged in both Physical Education studies and/or Outdoor Education courses. The outdoor education program is offered at a Stage 1 level only. The program includes many water-based activities as well as a variety of practical land-based activities. Expeditions, excursions and camps are regularly included in our outdoor education curriculum, including visits to the Kalbarri Gorges, Sandy Cape and Greenough River.

Physical Education studies is offered at the Stage 1, 2 and 3 levels, with the Stage 2 and 3 courses tailored for students on a university pathway. The Stage 1 course acts as a fantastic pathway for students to pursue certificate courses in the Sport and Recreation field at further tertiary institutions.

The department offers a range of sporting carnivals including athletics, swimming and Founders’ Day games. The school encourages the students to participate in as much interschool sporting competition as possible and this is captured in our strong involvement in the Senior High School Country Week Championships in Perth each year.

The College offers ample sporting facilities including a gymnasium, outdoor basketball and tennis courts as well as large grassed playing fields. In addition the department utilises local sporting facilities as well as the local beaches that are within walking distance from the college grounds.

The staff in the Health and Physical Education department work by the motto of ‘on the move’, aiming to equip our students with the knowledge and skills they require to lead active and healthy lifestyles as they move into the adult world.