Year 9 Health Education

Course Description

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In Health students will explore the underlying concepts of Health (Hauora, Attitudes and Values, Socio-ecological Perspective and Health Promotion) through a range of important health issues. For example; Personal identity, safety, alcohol and drugs, relationships and sexuality, body positivity and personal inquiry.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Critical thinking skills - exploring the bigger picture of current health issues.
  • Personal identity and safety - understand and develop personal identity.
  • Interpersonal skills - develop and build on interpersonal skills.
  • Alcohol and drugs - explore the effects that alcohol, tobacco, vape and cannabis have on wellbeing and develop strategies for health enhancing decision making.
  • Attitudes and values - understand and accept a range of attitudes and values in relation to health.
  • Relationships and sexuality - develop understanding and strategies around issues related to relationships and sexuality e.g. reproductive health, safer sex practices, strategies. 
  • Decision making - build on the ability to make health enhancing decisions for yourself and others. 
  • Body positivity  - develop a sense of body positivity in our media influenced world. 
  • Collaboration - work alongside others to achieve group goals.

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