Towards Loving

for

Year 6, 7, 8 students

Curriculum

HEALTH and PHYSICAL EDUCATION


YEAR 6

Personal, social and community health


Being healthy, safe and active

• Ways that personal identities change over time (ACPPS051)

• Strategies and resources to understand and manage the changes and transitions associated with puberty, such as:

     - recognising and building self-esteem

     - selecting and managing relationships (ACPPS052)

• Strategies that promote a healthy lifestyle, such as: being safe in an online environment (ACPPS054)


Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing

• Skills to establish and manage positive relationships, such as:

     - showing respect and empathy

     - being cooperative

     - actively listening

     - being trustworthy

     - accepting differences (ACPPS055)


Contributing to healthy and active communities

• Preventive health measures that can promote and maintain community health, safety and wellbeing, such as:

     - creating social connections for better mental health (ACPPS058)



YEAR 7

Personal, social and community health


Being healthy, safe and active

• Feelings and emotions associated with transitions; and practising self-talk and help-seeking strategies to manage these transitions (ACPPS070)

• Strategies to promote safety in online environments (ACPPS070)

• Management of emotional and social changes associated with puberty through the use of:

     - coping skills

     - communication skills

     - problem-solving skills and strategies (ACPPS071)

• Help-seeking strategies that young people can use in a variety of situations (ACPPS072)

• Strategies to make informed choices to promote health, safety and wellbeing, such as:

     - options in the community (ACPPS073)


Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing

The impact of relationships on own and others’ wellbeing:

• the benefits of relationships

• the influence of peers and family

• applying online and social protocols to enhance relationships (ACPPS074)



YEAR 8

Personal, social and community health


Being healthy, safe and active

• The impact of physical changes on gender, cultural and sexual identities (ACPPS070)

• Ways in which changing feelings and attractions form part of developing sexual identities (ACPPS070)

• Strategies for managing the changing nature of peer and family relationships (ACPPS071)

• Communication techniques to persuade someone to seek help (ACPPS072)

• Skills and strategies to promote physical and mental health, safety and wellbeing in various environments, such as:

     - assertive responses

     - stress management

     - refusal skills

     - contingency plans

     - online environments

     - making informed choices (ACPPS073)


Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing

• The impact bullying and harassment can have on relationships, including online relationships, and the health and wellbeing of themselves and others (ACPPS074)

• Personal, social and cultural factors influencing emotional responses and behaviour, such as:

     - prior experience

     - norms and expectations

     - personal beliefs and attitudes (ACPPS075)


Contributing to healthy and active communities

• Health promotion activities which target relevant health issues for young people and ways to prevent them (ACPPS077)


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Year 6

Discover God:

• How people demonstrate goodness


Draw on Human Experience:

• The search for meaning and purpose


Know Jesus:

• Empowerment to bring God's love

• Showing respect for all


C Grade Descriptor Year 7

By the end of Year 7, students demonstrate an understanding that people Discover God through experiences in creation.

Students recall that God has created human bodies and show an increasing awareness of how people can use their gifts to show God's goodness.


By the end of Year 7, students distinguish a range of Human Experiences that relate to the Christian message. They determine that human experiences can lead people to question the meaning and purpose of their lives.  They explore ways in which people can live out the Christian message.


By the end of Year 7, students recognise that people can build their friendship with God by following the example of Jesus.

They recall that Jesus wants people to show respect for all by expressing themselves in loving ways.

They identify a range of groups to which individuals belong and they can explain what is needed to form groups and communities.


C Grade Descriptor Year 8

By the end of Year 8, students make links between living in a way that reflects God and meeting the needs of others in communities.


By the end of Year 8, students distinguish and describe a range of Human Experiences that relate to the Christian message.

They define the same basic experiences that all people have.

They discuss the search for meaning and purpose and the questions people have in their lives.

They give examples of familiar life experiences and are able to explain how the Christian message can apply to these.