Health Education is studied in Years 9 and 10 and is reintroduced in a variety of assessments for NCEA Physical Education.

The main aim of the program is to develop skills to build responsible and satisfying relationships, and to assist in coping constructively with challenges, personal stress, peer pressure and social conflicts.

Year 9

The main emphasis of this course is to support the principles of Religious Education; students will study values, attitudes and beliefs associated with being a Marist man. The course also covers how we interact with others. The course encourages the development of physical fitness and extends the opportunities for recreational activities. It encompasses “the physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual dimensions of a person’s growth.

Students will learn what it means to be a responsible digital citizen.

Year 10

The course supports the Religious Education programme by aiding the building of self esteem, building a greater understanding and acceptance of self and others. It encourages the development of physical fitness and offers opportunities for recreational activities. The course encompasses “the physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual dimensions of a person’s growth”. The main theme for the year is based on the concept of young men as risk takers.

Topics include; ‘Drug Use and Misuse’ and ‘Personal Growth and Development’.