Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Year 8 Health Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960432

In Year 8 Health Education learners will be introduced to current health issues faced by adolescents in today’s society. Learners will develop tools and strategies to deal with these issues and make informed health-enhancing decisions by participating in activities involving class discussion, group tasks and individual work.  

The units that will be covered are  

  • Health & Well-Being 
  • Nutrition 
  • Sexuality Education 
  • Drug Education 
  • Health Promotion

Learning Areas:

PE, Health and Outdoor Education

Career Pathways

Diversional and Recreational Therapist, Acupuncturist, Personal Trainer/Exercise Professional, Pathologist, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Beauty Therapist, Phlebotomist, Physician, Surgeon, Counsellor, Dental Assistant, Chiropractor, Dental Technician, Psychologist, Community Karitāne, Community Development Worker, Oral Health Therapist, Dentist, Medical Imaging Technologist, Dietitian

Course Costs and Equipment

$20 - This includes learner booklets and outside facilitators.


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.