Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 1 Physical Education Full Course

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Recommended Prior Learning


Level 1 Physical Education is an introduction to the concepts of Senior Physical Education.  The course emcompasses both theoritical and practical elements in order to develop the skills and knowledge learners will need to be successful in the course.

Learners will be exposed to a range of different and relevant areas over the course of the year:

• A range of different movement contexts - developing skills across different sports

• Understanding of how the human body creates movement and responds to exercise 

•  Understanding sporting culture within New Zealand and the Pacific  

The concepts we will cover throughout the course will improve learners sporting skills, encourgae learners to strive for personal excellence in both the classroom and sporting context and give learners a wider view of Physical Education at a Senior level in a supportive environment.  This course leads onto Level 2 and 3 Physical Education which is a university entrance approved subject.

Learning Areas:

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 activities


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