Health and Physical Education / Year 7 and 8 / Movement and physical activity / Moving our bodies

Curriculum content descriptions

analyse, refine and transfer movement skills in a variety of movement situations (AC9HP8M01)

  • implementing feedback from a teacher to refine how they move within the playing or performance space
  • using feedback from teammates in a game to know when to travel, mark or intercept to achieve and retain possession
  • using feedback from a peer coach to adapt movement sequences to create, use and defend space in invasion, net/court, striking and fielding, and target games
  • refining a range of swimming strokes using feedback from a teacher, peers or video resources
  • using feedback from others to refine the composition of a group dance sequence
  • using feedback from others to safely and efficiently travel around, over, up, under and through natural or built obstacles
General capabilities
  • Personal and social capability Personal and Social capability
ScOT terms

Games,  Sports,  Fundamental movement skills,  Movement sequences


Understanding cultural difference: Aboriginal cultures and their games

This unit focuses on developing an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal cultures through participating in traditional Aboriginal games. Students explore differences in family structure and the nature of relationships. They will regularly reflect on their own family structure and relationships to identify similarities ...


Stronger together

This unit focuses on developing knowledge and understanding of diversity and inclusion for individuals and the community. Students will develop skills and strategies to support inclusivity as an individual and also within the school and wider community. They will apply these skills in a number of settings and develop empathy ...


Skills and strategies for striking or fielding games

In this unit, students will explicitly learn and practise the skill required to be successful in striking/fielding games and explore the elements of effort, space, time, objects and people in developing a batting (offensive) and/or a fielding (defensive) strategy for the Home Runs (softball) activity.


Pass it on – invasion games

In this unit students develop offensive and defensive skills in a range of games through modified and traditional participation. Examples include touch, flag football, oztag, soccer, hockey, basketball, ultimate frisbee and sofcrosse. Focus is on students being exposed to effective recognised strategies as well as developing ...


On target

In this unit students will demonstrate movement skills through a range of experiences including skill development, tactical play, minor games and major games. Students develop and refine movements and strategies relating to target games. Examples include golf, bocce, boules, darts and indoor carpet or lawn bowls. Emphasis ...


Net and court games

In this unit students develop and refine movement skills and strategies to net/court games. Examples include volleyball, newcombe ball, European handball, paddle tennis and table tennis. Emphasis is placed on the opportunity skill development provides for enhancing participation in lifelong physical activity. Focus of discussion ...


Moving in time

In this unit students develop skills through participation in a range of rhythmic and expressive activities. Students use the elements of composition to create and perform compositions and sequences and identify the relevant components of fitness.


Getting to know games

In this unit students will learn and refine fundamental movement skills in a range of game contexts. Students will participate in a variety of movement activities to demonstrate and enhance body control, body awareness, object manipulation, anticipation and timing. Students will participate in competitive and non-competitive, ...



In this unit students develop specialised movement skills through learning a dance sequence taught by the Muggera Dance Crew. They will manipulate the elements of dance to compose and enhance sequences for group performance. Students will practise and refine fundamental and specialised movement skills - applicable to dance ...


Invictus Games Sydney 2018 – PDHPE – Stage 4

This module, Sports science and biomechanics in elite and adaptive sports, introduces students to the concept of ‘marginal gains’. At the elite level, athletes and competitors seek to make targeted changes to their performance in order to achieve minor improvements. These marginal gains can be the difference needed to beat ...


Disability Rights, Inclusion and Sport

This is a unit of work about disability rights, inclusion and sport. It explores: the benefits of valuing diversity; the physical, mental and social benefits of physical activity; and how diversity and difference can be respected through sport. The resource includes: an introduction, a focus, six lessons, learning outcomes, ...


Yulunga: tarnambai

Although not a universal activity, athletics-type events were common. On Tiwi (Bathurst) Island the children collected the seed heads of the ‘spring rolling grass’ (Spinifex hirsutis) that grew on the sand hills near the coast. These were taken to the beach and released. The children allowed these to be blown along by the ...


Yulunga: mer kolap

This object-throwing game was observed being played in the Torres Strait on Mer Island in the nineteenth century. More recent versions have been observed. This version of an object-throwing game is a relay event. The Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games resource was developed to provide all Australians with a greater understanding ...


Yulunga: wirrwuyu

As in various other cultures, stone skipping (throwing) along a surface of water was played by Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. On Dunk Island in Queensland, the throwing of cuttle-fish (krooghar) bones was observed. The bones were thrown along the surface of the water like ‘skipping stones’ and ...


Yulunga: sanbaing

In parts of Papua New Guinea and the Torres Strait Islands players of both genders were observed playing a game of sand-ball throwing. It required a great deal of expertise to perform successfully and was often played all day. Players make ‘bombs’ out of sand and throw (lob) them into the water. The Yulunga: Traditional ...


Yulunga: riawena

Riawena means ‘fun (sport)’ in the language used by the Aboriginal people of the Oyster Bay area of Tasmania. A number of the games and activities can be conducted as athletic events. The Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games resource was developed to provide all Australians with a greater understanding and appreciation ...


Yulunga: gugiyn nahri

The activities outlined are examples of how the games can be modified to be used in a tabloid event. Groups of four to six players over a two to three-minute time period are recommended. The Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games resource was developed to provide all Australians with a greater understanding and appreciation ...


Yulunga: kangaroo

Imitation activities were a favourite and popular activity for children everywhere. In one activity children would copy the actions of the kangaroo. This is a jumping relay race based on the actions of a kangaroo jumping. The Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games resource was developed to provide all Australians with a ...


Yulunga: yiri

A spear game was recorded being played by the boys at Ulladulla in New South Wales. Small spears were thrown at pieces of wood, which were placed into running water. On Dunk Island in Queensland the boys used wood chips and pieces of bark floating on the water, or threw at small fish. This is a throwing-practice game played ...


Yulunga: bari barlam bembinge

This is a suggested outline of a traditional games event. The games and activities outlined have been modified for use with co-educational classes and groups of different age and/or abilities, as a workshop or traditional games activity over a time period of one hour to one and a half hours. Groups of six to 12 may be used. ...