Unit 8

Lifelong Physical Activities

South Australia


  • Health of Individuals and Communities
  • Physical Activity and Participation
  • Personal and Social Development

Key Idea 1

Students read and interpret information about food selection in relation to sound dietary practice. They analyse their own meals, consider factors that influence food choice and develop skills to prepare a variety of foods which are physiologically and environmentally healthy. (Id T C KC1)

Standard and Evidence

2.8 Evaluates and reports about their diet and considers influences on their choice of foods for an active and healthy lifestyle. (T C KC1 KC2)

  • Assesses information about effects that different foods have on the body. (T KC1)
  • Analyses the food they can eat and sources of that food, and suggests changes to improve their diet. (T KC1)
  • Identifies who and what influences the food they eat. (C KC1)

Key Idea 2

Students gain an understanding of the importance of regular and planned participation in vigorous physical activity to their on and other’s long-term health, at school and in community contexts. (F Id T KC3)

Standard and Evidence

3.2 Develops, through participation in health related fitness activities, an understanding of those activities’ appropriateness and effectiveness. (Id)

  • Appraises social, cultural, gender and historical factors which may influence participation in physical activities.(T KC1)
  • Generates alternate  practices and venues designed to facilitate access for all possible participants. (In KC6)

2.2 Articulates on the basis of personal participation, understandings about fitness through experience of the feelings and effects of different types of exercise on the body. (F Id T KC2)

  • Communicates understandings about the effects of exercise on the body. (T C KC2)

Key Idea 3

Students increase their understanding, through collecting and analysing information, that human development involves a continuous process of change, while appreciating similarities and differences between people. (FKC1)

Standard and Evidence

3.4 Identifies physical, social and emotional changes associated with their growth and development, and appreciates differences between people of the same age. (Id In KC1)

  • Explains that lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise can significantly alter how an individual grows and develops. (IN KC2)

Key Idea 4

Students individually, in groups or teams enhance their self-awareness through developing, refining and expanding their movement abilities and strategies within an appropriate context of physical activities. (Id In KC4)

Standard and Evidence

3.1 Demonstrates a range of specialised individual and team movement skills that enhance their sense of personal and group identity. (Id In KC2 KC4)

  • Demonstrates correctly the skills of a wide range of movement activities (Id KC2)
  • Applies specific skills in games / performances / modified sport
  • Works collaboratively to be an effective member of teams and/or groups (Id KC4)
  • Displays responsibility in acting safely whether as a member of a team, umpiring or in a coaching role. (Id KC4)

Key Idea 5

Students enhance their understandings of relationships and group dynamics through developing knowledge and skills in collaborating with others and working in teams. (Id In C KC4)

Standard and Evidence

3.5 Assumes different roles when working as part of a cooperative group or team to achieve a shared goal and understands the effects of relationships. (Id In KC4)

  • Demonstrates that they can work cooperatively in groups or in teams in the classroom and other settings (e.g. outdoor education). (IN KC4)
  • Identifies and applies important group and team skills (e.g. being aware of others, listening, communicating, contributing ideas, keeping on task, avoiding treating others in a negative manner). (In C KC4)