Level 1 Health Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. McGregor

Recommended Prior Learning

Ideally 3x Junior Health/Physical Education Modules in the Junior School or the Wellness POD

Characteristics & Qualities Required for Health Education: 

* Effective Communicator

* Focus on Self Improvement & Well-Being as well as others

* Active Participant 

* Involvement and Input in Discussion Groups

* Open Minded

* Time Management Skills/Managing Self 

* Self-Motivated and Resilient

* Independent Learner 

* Research Skills

* Supportive of Others in a Class Environment

* Growth Mind-Set

* Problem Solver

* Self-Reflective

This course focuses on level 6 of the Health Education curriculum. In health, the focus is on improving personal well-being, as well as other people and society in general through learning in health-related contexts. We will take a holistic view of Health and cover all strands of the New Zealand Curriculum e.g. Hauora (Well-Being), Mental Health, Substances that impact Well-Being and Relationship/Sexuality Education. The main focus of this course is to equip you with the necessary skills to maintain and develop your personal well-being, both now and in the future; as well as prepare you for future academic and vocational opportunities. This course is: Endorsable.

Course Overview

Term 1
A.S 1.1 (90971) V3 - 3 Credits
Take action to enhance an aspect of personal well-being (literacy)

A.S 1.3 (91097) V3 - 4 Credits
Demonstrate understanding of ways in which well-being can change and strategies to support
well-being (literacy)

Term 2
A.S 1.4 (90973) V3 - 5 Credits
Demonstrate understanding of interpersonal skills used to enhance relationships (literacy)

Term 3
A.S 1.5 (90974) V4 - 4 Credits
Demonstrate understanding of strategies for promoting positive sexuality (literacy)

Term 4
External Assessments (Optional)
Health External (Optional) A.S 1.2 (90972) V3 - 4 Credits
Demonstrate understanding of influences on adolescent eating patterns to make health-enhancing recommendations (literacy)

Health External (Optional) A.S 1.6 (90975) V3 - 4 Credits
Demonstrate understanding of issues to make health-enhancing decisions in drug-related situations.

Subject Areas:

Health Education

Assessment Policy & Procedures

Level 2 Health Education

Career Pathways

Acupuncturist, Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor, Community Karitāne, Community Development Worker, Dietitian, Early Childhood Teacher, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Health Promoter, Health Services Manager, Naturopath, Nanny/Child Carer, Youth Worker, Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Support Worker