Year 8 Health and Physical Education


Year 8 Health and Physical Education is an engaging, hands-on subject, which aims to develop your knowledge and skills around what it means to healthy.

In this subject you will explore:

  • health issues affecting young people
  • various ways to improve fitness
  • nutrition
  • mental health.

How can you do Physical Education online?

You will engage in the physical aspect of PE by:

  • completing weekly tasks
  • sharing to an online forum called The Gym
  • completing an online physical activity journal.

You will provide evidence in the form of pictures/videos and journals showing regular participation in physical activity, and feedback around your participation to your teachers and peers.

What do you do?

In Health, you will look at what behaviours can influence your mental health, how you can support others and how to set achievable goals.

Some topics you will explore are:

  • mental health and relevant support services
  • activities to actively reduce stress
  • setting SMART goals
  • first aid
  • personal identity.

In Physical Education, you will discover the different ways that you can be physically active and develop your own activity journals.

  • how physical activity can reduce stress
  • ways to improve sport specific skills
  • traditional Indigenous games
  • interval and circuit training
  • movement patterns and control.

What skills do you develop?

  • spatial awareness and coordination
  • how to incorporate technology and physical activity
  • strategies to improve sport specific skills
  • knowledge of physical training methods
  • ways to improve mindfulness
  • strategies to overcome bullying
  • confidence in building relationships.




You must have access to the internet in order to access this course. Weekly work will be completed and submitted online.

Things you can do now

  • If you are already an active person, start recording your daily activity
  • If you are not active, do some research to find an activity you may like to try
  • Be conscious of your food choices
  • Maybe suggest to the family to find an active activity you can all do together. For example, going for walks or bike rides together on a regular basis
  • Go to the VCAA website for more information about this subject.