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Sport & HPE

The Health and Physical Education program reflects the dynamic and multi-dimensional nature of health, and recognises the significance of physical activity in contemporary  society.

The Faculty aims to provide a foundation for developing active and informed members of society, capable of managing the interactions between themselves and their social, cultural and physical environments in the pursuit of good health.

Learn more | Download the Subject Handbook or contact our Head of Faculty:

Mr Peter Christie
Head of Faculty - Sport & HPE

Years 7 - 9

Students in Year 7 participate in four periods of Health and Physical Education per fortnight. In Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4 students participate in a variety of theory and practical units, which aim to develop positive personal health behaviours and sport skills and tactics.

In Years 8 and 9 Health and Physical Education students will participate in six lessons per fortnight. Two lessons focus on the written theory of Health and Physical Education and four lessons are allocated for physical activity including personal fitness development.

More detailed information is available in the Years 7-9 Subject Handbook.


Years 10 - 12
Year 10

Physical Education is an elective subject in Year 10. This subject is designed to prepare students for Senior Physical Education offered in Years 11 and 12. Students engage in the study of physical activities, theoretical focus areas and forms of assessment that are evident in the Senior Programme at Townsville Grammar School.

Senior Physical Education (Years 11 and 12)

Physical Education is a General Subject, providing opportunities for students to acquire knowledge, skills, capacities, attitudes and values about physical activity, for those looking to pursue further study post School.

ore detailed information is available in the Years 10-12 Subject Handbook.


Students learn ‘in, through and about’ physical activity, where the physical medium becomes the conduit through which theoretical learning occurs. 

Physical activities are studied in an integrated way with the following subject matter:


Motor learning



Exercise Physiology 

Equity and access to exercise, sport and physical activity in Australian society.