Years 7-10 Health
Students have one hour of Health per fortnight. The Health Units of work will develop and/or enhance the student’s understanding of adolescent health issues appropriate to their year level.
The topics covered in each year are:
Level 1 (20 credits)
This course is designed to give students knowledge to make personal informed decisions that affect themselves and others. The main focus is to equip students with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to maintain and develop personal wellbeing, both now and in the future (eg Strategies for achieving wellbeing and/or sexual wellbeing, Skills to enhance relationships and solve problems).
Level 2 (19 credits)
This course will give students opportunities to develop knowledge through investigation, examination and analysis of community and societal health issues in New Zealand (Implement and evaluate a plan of action to enhance Hauora/wellbeing, Describe and explain issues associated with gender and sexuality).
Level 3 (19 credits)
This course will give students opportunities to examine the broader aspects of a socio-ecological perspective to health and health promotion within New Zealand and internationally. Students will develop their understanding of the impact of social and personal actions on an individual’s health status in relation to issues and practices (eg Drug Use, Mental Health, Health Practices for managing specific health conditions, Ethical dilemma influencing health and well-being).