Physical and Health Education (PHE) is designed to develop educated students who have the knowledge, skills, and understandings to be safe, active, and healthy citizens throughout their lives. The PHE curriculum emerges from two areas of learning, physical education and health education, that are brought together in order to promote and develop all aspects of well-being.
The physical education component of PHE9 focuses on the continued development of physical literacy. The health education component of focuses on the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes, related to health literacy in three units: healthy and active living, social and community health, and mental well-being.
An underlying principle of the PHE curriculum is that students must be active in creating, assessing, and applying what they learn to their daily lives.