Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 1 Health Education Full Course

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

This Senior Health course is designed to enable learners to have the freedom to follow their passions and interests. Learners select assessments and projects with the guidance of their teachers. These selections can be based on their level of interest, passion and/or motivation to engage in societal/topical issues and/or moral dilemmas under the wider Health Education curriculum.

Individuals will engage with school and community organisations and be exposed to a flexible curriculum. Learners will get an opportunity to work at an NCEA level suitable to their learning needs and will work with a range of teachers throughout the year.

Learners will complete both Internal Assessments, and undertake at least ONE of the External Assessments. This will give learners a minimum of 15 credits.

Topics Covered (but not limited to):

Mental Health, Bi-Cultural Partnership, Sexuality Education, Drug & Alcohol Education.

Level 1 Assessments

- Demonstrate understanding of wellbeing through the application of a model of health.

- Demonstrate understanding of a decision-making process in a health-related situation.

- Demonstrate understanding of personal, interpersonal, and societal factors that influence Hauora.

- Demonstrate understanding of strategies that enhance Hauora.

Learning Areas:

PE, Health and Outdoor Education, Wellbeing


Level 2 Health Education

Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Diversional and Recreational Therapist, Acupuncturist, Personal Trainer/Exercise Professional, Registered Nurse, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural Technician, Pathologist, Animal Care Attendant, Statistician, Army Soldier, Medical Physicist, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Beauty Therapist, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician, Biosecurity Officer, Phlebotomist, Tattoo Artist, Dairy Processing Operator

Course Costs and Equipment



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