Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 1 Physical Education/Outdoor Education Half Course

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Recommended Prior Learning


This course is designed to incorporate aspects of Physical Education, Outdoor Education and Outdoor Recreation. It caters for the learners who do not wish to take the full Level 1 NCEA Physical Education course but still enjoy participating in physical activities. Learners will be engaged in practical based learning to develop the following:

1. Learners will participate in a range of physical activities that aim to develop physical skills.

2. Learners will participate in a range of outdoor recreation activities and explore how this movement can bring enjoyment to people’s lives.

3. Learners will develop interpersonal skills such as effective listening, assertiveness, manaakitanga, showing empathy, problem solving, negotiation and compromise.

4. Learners will develop a range of outdoor recreation skills based around tramping, camping, water sports and archery.

This course is flexible in nature and will be constructed to meet the needs and ability levels of the learners in the class.

Learning Areas:

Half Courses, PE, Health and Outdoor Education, Wellbeing

Career Pathways

Actor, Personal Trainer/Exercise Professional, Air Force Aviator, Zookeeper, Police Officer, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Building and Construction Labourer, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Flooring Installer, Chiropractor, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Stonemason, Driller, Fencer, Firefighter, Ranger, Security Officer/Guard, Massage Therapist

Course Costs and Equipment

$20 – Includes all activity costs.


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