Health - Junior School
YEAR 9 HEALTH
Year 9 Course:
Students will have approximately 40 hours of health studies in Year 9. This is a half-year course.
Year 9 Health aims:
· To develop the knowledge, understandings, skills and attitudes needed to maintain and enhance personal health.
· To develop understandings, skills and attitudes that enhance interactions and relationships with other people.
· To foster participation in creating healthy communities and environments.
· For students to understand important health issues for adolescents so they can make clear and positive choices about their health, now, and in the future.
Content: The course covers the following topics:
Personal Identity and Mental Health: Personal Identity; Well-being; Self Esteem; Building Resilience; Peer Pressure; Bullying; Choices and Consequences.
Keeping Ourselves Safe-Drug Education: Making good decisions in relation to substance use-Smoking, Marijuana, Alcohol, other drugs.
Puberty and relationships-Sexuality Education: Puberty; Reproductive Systems; Positive Friendships & Relationships; Staying Safe; Decision-making, Future support.
Outside providers to support learning: Students will have Constable Rob (Police) come in to discuss choices/consequences and bullying. He then returns to discuss substance use and consequences.
· Students work through a series of workbooks covering each unit alongside the use of their device.
· There is room for open discussions and the development of an environment in which the class can feel safe about asking questions.
· The aim is to give students correct and up to date information that is understandable to adolescents and from which students can make informed choices.
· Students are encouraged to participate and contribute to discussions.
· Students are encouraged to share what they are learning in class with family members at home.
· Topic depth is altered to suit the understanding, maturity and interest of each class.
YEAR 10 HEALTH
Year 10 Course Outline
Year 10 Health aims:
- To develop the knowledge, understandings, skills and attitudes needed to maintain and enhance personal health
- To develop understandings, skills and attitudes that enhance interactions and relationships with other people
- To foster participation in creating healthy communities and environments.
- To foster critical thinking, problem solving, managing self and resilience.
- For students to understand where they can go for help and information now and in the future
Content: Students will cover a range of topics which may include the following:
Healthier Me- Mental Health: Wellbeing/Hauora. Positive Citizens. Goal setting.
Healthy Mind, Healthy Teenager -Mental Health: Managing change and Resilience. Mindset and attitude building. Bullying. Role Models in our lives.
Drug Education: Drug Education. Save a Mate- Teenage First Aid.
Sexuality Education: Respect and Consent. Body Safe programme. Sexuality Road. Hei Huarahi programme.
Mental Health- SSS: Managing stress. Study tips/ideas for exams. Importance of sleep.
Nutrition: Nutrition for teenagers. Influences on nutritional choices. Energy drinks.
Safety in our community: Safety- challenges in our communities and beyond. Self-defence and awareness- practical sessions with experts and Community police- Constable Rob.
Health Promotion: Opportunities to promote health within the school community through group project work.
Outside providers/agencies include: Community Constable-Rob. Body Safe. Self Defence. Save a Mate.
10 Health leads on to Senior Health Science: Students can choose to take NCEA Level 1,2,3 Health. This is a University approved subject at Level 3.