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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.


HEALTH- classroom

·       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- SSSManaging 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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