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smc foundation diploma – Physical Education


Entry Recommendations:  Open entry

Course Outline: Students of all abilities have the opportunity to experience success in Physical Education.  They will learn in, through and about movement using a variety of physical activities and develop their understanding of how movement is integral to Hauora.  There are opportunities to improve performance, enjoy outdoor experiences in our region and critically explore a sociology area of interest.

Skills developed in the course:

  • A wide range of motor skills
  • Personal and social skills
  • Self esteem and confidence
  • An understanding of the function of the body through movement
  • Crucial perspective of physical activity influences
  • Outdoor education experience

Course Costs: $500 for outdoor experiences.

The course leads to: NCEA Level 2 Physical Education, NCEA Level 2 LEAP, NCEA Level 2 Health Studies.


  1. Participation – Practical (ongoing) – 20%
  2. Performance – Practical – 30%
  3. Research Project – 30%
  4. Written Test – 20%
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