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Physical, Health & Behavioural Science

The Health and Physical Education program at Merici College aims to develop the whole person physically, mentally and socially within a Christian environment whilst empowering them to think critically about key issues related to health and physical activity. Students will be given the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to lead healthy and fulfilling lifestyles in the presence of God. This will enable students to make informed decisions that support and contribute to healthy, active lifestyles and prepare students for the challenges of tomorrow as they build their futures.

Behavioural Science aims to understand the universality of human experience, as well as individual and cultural differences.  In so doing, Behavioural Science builds a bridge between scientific knowledge and vocational practice.  The subject area promotes objective thinking and evidence based research, drawing on various methods of enquiry as the basis for exploring, understanding and interpreting human behaviour.

The Health and Physical Education program at Merici College aims to contribute to the development of the whole person physically, spiritually, mentally, emotionally and socially so that they are able to lead active lifestyles, improve their quality of life and reach their optimum health levels. Whilst an emphasis is placed on the areas of physical activity, personal health and physical fitness, it is envisaged that students develop all dimensions throughout the course as a result of challenging and relevant learning experiences. We empower students to recognise and appreciate the importance of developing and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle. We aim to provide all students with the motivation, enthusiasm, knowledge and confidence to engage in lifelong activities. 

If you wish to contact the Physical, Health and Behavioural Sciences Department please ring or email the following people:

Emma Kennedy, ActingPE Coordinator: 02 6243 4168
Andrew Blakey, Sports Facilitator: 02 6243 4118


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