Health and Physical Education / Year 9 and 10 / Personal, social and community health / Making healthy and safe choices

Curriculum content descriptions

plan, justify and critique strategies to enhance their own and others’ health, safety, relationships and wellbeing (AC9HP10P10)

  • investigating community-action initiatives young people have started that have a positive influence on the health and wellbeing of their communities
  • proposing, sharing and evaluating a presentation on serving and eating food that has been prepared sustainably; for example, using local ingredients to cut down on emissions, using vegetables and/or meat that is more sustainable (vegetarian/vegan dishes or kangaroo) and not using single-use plastic for serving
  • engaging in nature experiences to understand how these activities can promote the development of eco-identity and positive sense of wellbeing, including exploring how a deep connection to Country/Place enhances health and wellbeing for First Nations Australians
  • investigating how cultural rights of First Nations Australians include maintaining traditional diets and explaining how these have proven health and wellbeing benefits
  • analysing the influence social, cultural and economic factors may have on health behaviours and help-seeking, such as factors associated with the cost of help or stigma associated with menstrual health, gender and sexual diversity, sexual health and mental illness
  • investigating the pharmacopeia and health practices of First Nations Australian communities while showing respect for Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP) protocols and cultural knowledge
  • proposing constructive, healthy and manageable actions when using tools and digital environments to promote respect, inclusion and the wellbeing of others, such as researching what to do if they, or someone they know, is being targeted online
  • designing and evaluating strategies that enhance their own and others’ mental health and wellbeing, such as regular physical activity, positive self-talk, consistent sleep habits, mindfulness and social connection
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and Social capability
ScOT terms

Wellbeing,  Health promotion,  Safety,  Social relations


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