Physical Education and Sport Science


Junior Physical Education Years 9 & 10


The Forest View High School Physical Education department aims to promote and nurture physical and social development 

through a range of sporting contexts. Our key performance indicators include,

1. Developing physical movement and sporting skills through understanding and questioning factors influencing skill 

development, including biophysical principles

2. Developing social responsibility, self-management and interpersonal skills through sport and physical activity

3. Developing physical literacy, aiming to achieve life long interest in physical activity and sport


All students use modern e-learning tools to further understanding of physical movement and physical literacy. 

Our e-learning tool of choice is a slow motion video analysis system named Hudi technique (see below). This application 

enables our students to breakdown physical movement, exploring bio-mechanical factors that influence technique. 

Our students can then make improvements to personal technique to achieve better physical outcomes. 

 

           


Our Junior program focuses on preparation for NCEA Sport Science courses. All sporting contexts have strong links to senior 

achievement standards. All context studies throughout the year focuses on building sound knowledge and understanding of 

quality performance, including, anatomy, biophysical factors influencing performance. Some of physical contexts covered in 

our junior program include, 

1. Softball/striking games 

2. Athletics performance 

3. Fitness studies 

4. Olympic Games and values

5. Volleyball/net games 

6. Touch, turbo touch, ripper touch, turbo touch

7. Football games

8. Netball games

9. Ki O Rahi

10. Self defence


We challenge all students to aim for physical, spiritual, mental and emotional and social excellence through these sporting 

contexts. 


Senior Sport Science & Outdoor Education Years 11 -13



                        

At Forest View High school we offer a range of senior Sport Science and Outdoor Education program’s tailed to suit individual

learning needs and career goals of all of our students. Our students are strongly encouraged to aim for academic and physical 

excellence through selected areas of learning. We value quality of learning and academic outcomes, rather than the amount of 

credits gained. There is a huge emphasis on e-learning tools and student centered learning in senior subjects. Students are

encouraged to bring their own devices (BYOD) to further the learning experience. 


Year 11 High Performance Sport Academy course description: This course offers 19 NCEA level one credits and targets those students who have particular interest and talent in either an individual or team sporting code. The purpose and context of this course will be to provide students with the knowledge and confidence to improve his/her own sporting performance. This course leads into level two sport science. Students will apply for this course during course selection in year 10. Selection for this course is based on a willingness to excel physically, academically and socially. 

Year 11 Physical Education course description: This course offers 16 NCEA level one credits and targets those students who have a particular interest in physical activity and sports. This course challenges students to get involved in physical activity, examining factors that influence participation and take action to assist others to participate in physical activity. There is not selection criteria for this course, but an interest in the sporting or health sector is advised. 

Year 12 Sport Science course description: This course offers 19 NCEA level two credits and targets those students who have a particular interest in physical activity and sports. This course challenges students to get involved in physical activity, analysing biophysical factors that influence performance. This course has a huge emphasis on improving performance in the Tough Guy  Tough Gal mud run challenge. Students who succeed in year 11 High Performance Sport are recommended for this course. 

 

Year 12 Fitness Studies course description: This course offers a combination of 19 NCEA achievement and unit standard credits. This course targets those students who want to improve their knowledge in the fitness industry, including, fitness studies and nutrition.

Year 12 Outdoor Education course description: This course offers a combination of 19 NCEA achievement and unit standard credits. This course offers students the opportunity to grow their leadership skills and to understand risk management strategies. Students will also experience tramping and camping, abseiling and kayaking skills. These topics are subject to growing knowledge and experience of outdoor activities, rather than sport. 

Year 13 Sport Science course description (University approved): This course offers 15 NCEA level two credits and targets those students who have a particular interest in physical activity and sport. This course challenges students to get involved in physical activity. This course is an extension on level two Sport Science and examines biophysical factors that relate to improving sporting movements and performance. Students who succeed in year 12 Sport Science are recommended for this course. 

Year 13 Fitness Studies course description: This course offers a combination of 22 NCEA achievement and unit standard credits. This course targets those students who want to improve their knowledge in the fitness industry, including, fitness studies, exercise prescription and injury management.




Year 13 Outdoor Education course description: This course offers a combination of 23 NCEA achievement and unit standard credits. This course offers students the opportunity to experience bush walking, rock climbing, abseiling and mountain biking skills. These topics are subject to growing knowledge and experience of outdoor activities, rather than sport. 


 Sport in Education

As part of an initiative from Sport New Zealand, Forest View High School uses the Sport in Education model to improve academic and social outcomes for our students. The Sport in Education model focuses on using sport as a context for learning for a range of core subjects, including Mathematics, English, Social Science, Science and Physical Education. The Sport in Education model significantly improves Forest View student's ability to relate curriculum knowledge to a specified sporting context, thus improving academic outcomes. The Sport in Education model promotes excitement about learning, encouraging Forest View student's to inquire about learning themes. Through this model, students have the opportunity to engage in education outside the classroom and exciting activities, such as,


  • Luging in Rotorua
  • Trips to Waikato Mitre 10 Cup/Chiefs Super Rugby Games
  • Boxing/Cross fit programs
  • Trips to New Zealand Institute of Sport