We acknowledge the Yawuru people,
the traditional owners and
custodians of the land on which
we work and learn together.

Broome SHS


Health and Physical Education

The Health and Physical Education Department addresses the very important areas of student personal health and wellbeing. We provide a well-balanced physical education program, covering the areas of ball games, individual sports and activities, racquet sports and coordination skills. These areas will be addressed through activities related to netball, badminton, softball, athletics, basketball, soccer, football, swimming, hockey, volleyball and various coordination games.

During Health Education, your child is given opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes regarding healthy behaviour. Modules of work covered include personal health, self-esteem, peer pressure, advertising influences, fitness, puberty, sexuality education, smoking, alcohol and other drugs, lifestyle diseases, communication and relationships.

Option classes for Year 9 and 10 students offered in this Learning Area are in Outdoor Education, which aims to develop an understanding of our relationships with the environment, others and ourselves through participating outdoor activities such as rock climbing, navigation, surf awareness and fishing.


There are three courses to choose from in the Health and Physical Education Learning Area at Broome Senior High School. In Year 11 students can choose from GENERAL courses in Physical Education Studies, Health Studies and Outdoor Education. The Australian Tertiary Academic Rank (ATAR) courses include Physical Education and Health Studies. It is expected that students selecting these courses will continue into Year 12.

It is recommended that students seeking to enter the ATAR courses would have achieved a C grade or above in the Academic Rigour Classes (ARC)/ARC Transition program in Year 10.

For more information regarding Health and Physical Education courses,
please see the Head of Learning Area – Health and Physical Education.