PARTICIPATE, DON'T SPECTATE
The Modified HPE and Functional Recreation Studies program at the Aldridge Learning Enhancement Centre endeavours to equip our students with the ability to participate competitively or socially in a range of sports, at school and in the community. The learning experiences we offer engage students with concepts including teamwork, tolerance, fair play and perseverance, in addition to the acquisition of fundamental sporting skills and rules. Theory units focus on fitness and health principles, and an appreciation of the role of sports participation in society.
At the Aldridge Learning Enhancement Centre:
Modified HPE and Functional Recreation Studies runs through all grades at the Aldridge Learning Enhancement Centre. In Modified HPE for Years 7-9 students, students gain experience with a variety of competitive team and individual sports, with greater focus on participation rather than high levels of achievement. In Functional Recreation Studies for Year 10-12 students, participants revisit sports to enhance skills and achieve a more competitive level of performance, the aim being to encourage participation in community sporting competitions and positive health practices beyond school.
Why study Modified HPE and Functional Recreation Studies?
The Modified HPE and Functional Recreation Studies curriculum helps students learn to enjoy sports participation for its many benefits. They not only gain knowledge and skills related to physical fitness and various popular sporting activities, but learn social skills that will benefit both on and off the sporting field. These include tolerance, cooperation, sportsmanship, commitment, self-responsibility, perseverance and respect. Through participation, they can improve self-esteem and self-confidence, and shape positive health practices that can be carried beyond the school gate
Facilities and Equipment:
Students in Modified HPE and Functional Recreation Studies have access to all the HPE facilities and equipment within the school, including the hall, oval, undercover area, basketball courts, pool and the gym. The LEC has a small collection of sports equipment, enhanced by the resources of the Aldridge HPE department.
Units of study:
| ||YEAR 7||YEAR 8||YEAR 9|| ||YEAR 10/11/12 REC|
|TERM 1 PRACTICAL||SOFTBALL GAMES|
|TERM 1 THEORY||PERSONAL GROWTH AND WELLBEING||HARM MINIMISATION||NUTRITION AND DIET|| ||FIRST AID|
|TERM 2 PRACTICAL||ATHLETICS||ATHLETICS||ATHLETICS|| ||ATHLETICS|
|TERM 2 THEORY||HEALTH-RELATED FITNESS||BASIC FIRST AID PRINCIPLES||SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT|| ||FITNESS PRINCIPLES|
|TERM 3 PRACTICAL||SOCCER||FOOTBALL SPORTS||HOCKEY|| |
|TERM 3 THEORY||EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY||HISTORY OF WORLD SPORT||GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT|| ||CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND PROBLEM SOLVING|
|TERM 4 PRACTICAL|
|TERM 4 THEORY|| |
|WATER SAFETY|| ||HARM MINIMISATION|
Modified HPE and Functional Recreation Studies students gain skills and knowledge that encourage them to participate in social and competitive sports within the community when their school years are over. Introduction and regular weekly exposure to sporting and fitness activities, particularly via the school gym, can help overcome the self-consciousness, lack of fitness or lack of confidence that prevents regular participation in physical activity in everyday life. Students doing Modified HPE in Years 7-9 may take mainstream elective subjects in HPE and Recreation Subjects in senior schooling, attaining a higher level of skills and knowledge that can lead to jobs in the Fitness area upon leaving school.
Mr Peter Miles coordinates the HPE and Functional Recreation Studies program within the Aldridge Learning Enhancement Centre, and is assisted in running classes by Mr Dale Atkins. Mr Miles has 35 years of teaching experience in HPE, Behaviour Management and Special Education, and is a keen sportsperson himself.