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ACTION RESEARCH PRESENTATION FOR HAW ALL


JUNIOR HEALTH Year 7 • Compulsory • Semester 2 only • 1 x double period per week Year 8 • Compulsory • Whole year • 1 x single period per week Year 10 • Elective based • Only offered subject: Bubs to Teens


WHAT WE WANTED TO FIND OUT • • • • • •

Content Sequencing of content Weighting of each topic Workbooks/textbooks Assessment tasks Timetabling


HOW IT IMPROVES STUDENT OUTCOMES INCREASED ENGAGEMENT • In HPE classes • Increase relevance • Interactive • Sequencing PERSONAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING • Physical - nutrition, exercise, smoking, drugs and alcohol, sun safety, sex ed • Mental - body image, self esteem, attitudes towards the law • Social - healthy relationships, communication skills, peer pressure


KOONUNG S.C (Box Hill)


SPECIFIC FOCUS • • • • • •

Junior health curriculum Content Sequencing of content Weighting of each topic Workbooks/textbooks Timetabling


USE OF ICT • Years 7, 10 and 11 have leased laptops • Within 3 years all students


PROFESSIONAL LEARNING TIME • Mondays shortened periods by 10 mins • Gives staff 2.30 - 4.30 KLA meetings • Alternated A and B each week • Wednesday staff briefing after school • 30 mins – 1 hour


TEACHING AND LEARNING • • • •

4 period days 70 mins 2 week cycle Predominantly closed learning areas


FINDINGS • • • • • • • •

Clearly defined guidelines Week by week lessons and tasks Flexi books for every year level Continual reassessment of flexi books and content relevance during KLA time Early planning; starting for next year Year long health subject in Year 7 More extensive health program in Year 9 (semester long) More health and PE related electives in Year 10 (PE not compulsory)


SHORT TERM IDEAS • Year 7 - Increase use of UltraNet (Union permitting) • Introduce UltraNet to Year 8 • Increase usage of Year 7 laptops – more interaction • More KLA time; planning and reflecting


MEDIUM TERM IDEAS • Reassessment of Years 7 and 8 outlines


LONG TERM IDEAS • • • • •

Introduction of Flexi Books Clearly defined guidelines Week by week set tasks/lessons Health “bibles” Align topics with term length each year


PATTERSON LAKES P.S


SPECIFIC FOCUS • • • • •

Grade 5/6 Health curriculum Foundational knowledge Progressive Non repetitive Any areas of key interest shown from students


USE OF ICT • Radio station • ICT room


FINDINGS • Only cover basics • Our progression is quite good • Scaffolding their learning

HAW FOR ALL  
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