Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

10 Health Girls (Table B) 2 lessons per week for the whole year

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Claudia Goff.


Health is a compulsory option for all Year 10 students

Course Information 

Students will cover topics of relevance for adolescents such as building resilience to manage change and stress, sexuality and healthy relationships, understanding mental health and drug and alcohol use. Students will develop skills in critical thinking, communication, decision making and resilience as well as strengthen their personal identity and sense of self-worth.

Units of Work


This unit incorporates topics such as being a good citizen, Hauora/wellbeing, Five Ways to Wellbeing, goal setting 

Mental Health & Resilience 

In this unit, students may cover topics such as mental health and resilience, managing emotions, managing change/challenges, stress, mindset and attitude, peer pressure, stereotypes, body image, labels and stereotypes, role models, bullying, ripple effect, mindfulness and empathy. Students will explore a range of personal strategies and help agencies for good mental health.

Risky Behaviour and Decision Making

This unit will develop an understanding of the influences, consequences and strategies that are associated with drug use, classifications of drugs and laws all in relation to alcohol, cannabis, vaping and methamphetamine. Students will look at drug-related issues in the community and make informed decisions.

Relationships & Sexuality (RSE)

Through this unit of work, the following topics may be covered - sexuality, healthy relationships, consent, respect, the digital world and diversity. Students participate in the BodySafe programme, delivered by trained professional facilitators focused on consent, respect and support. BodySafe is supported by the Ministry of Health and incorporates many strands of learning within the Health and Physical Education curriculum.

SSS - Stress, Study Tips and Sleep 

As part of this unit, students will develop skills around healthy ways of managing stress, study tips and the importance of sleep. 


Students will complete three assessments throughout the duration of the course. They will also be given a Managing Self Grade based on their self-discipline, being prepared for lessons, ability to complete work, listen, cooperate and collaborate with others.


Year 10 (Table B) full-year options - 2 lessons per week for the whole year, Health


11 Health Science 1

Career Pathways

Acupuncturist, Personal Trainer/Exercise Professional, Registered Nurse, Air Force Aviator, Air Force Officer, Paramedic, Pathologist, Veterinary Nurse, Statistician, Police Officer, Army Soldier, Barrister, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Biomedical Engineer, Biosecurity Officer, Clinical Physiologist, Physician, Surgeon, Counsellor, Midwife, Dental Assistant, Podiatrist, Chiropractor, Elected Government Representative, Emergency Management Officer, Dental Technician, Psychologist, Trainer, Interpreter, Community Karitāne, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Corrections Officer, Oral Health Therapist, Dentist, Dietitian, Forensic Scientist, General Practitioner, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Psychiatrist, Early Childhood Teacher, Environmental Scientist, Economist, Human Resources Adviser, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Environmental/Public Health Officer, Firefighter, Funeral Director/Embalmer, Health and Safety Inspector, Health and Safety Adviser, Health Promoter, Health Services Manager, Health Care Assistant, Naturopath, Immigration Officer, Veterinarian, Primary School Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Translator, Massage Therapist, Radiation Therapist, Nanny/Child Carer, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Occupational Therapist, Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Tertiary Lecturer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Probation Officer, Radiation Oncologist, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Social Worker, Teacher Aide, Speech-Language Therapist, Psychotherapist, Support Worker, Ophthalmologist, Epidemiologist

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*10HG1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $10