Health and Physical Education

Physical Education (PE) is a compulsory subject for all students at Melrose High School. Students in Years 9 and 10 select their semester units from a choice of programmes or complete a general Physical Education and Health unit. Students in years 7 and 8 complete a dynamic programme with a strong emphasis on fitness and skill development.


Students can also elect an additional unit during each semester. Outdoor Education is available each semester while Sports Coaching is available in second semester. These courses have specific curriculum content and do not include the integrated core topics.

Enrichment Activities

The Aspiring Athletes Program (AAP) in PE provides the opportunity for students to achieve academically while continuing their commitment to their chosen team and/or individual sport.  It also provides tutorial time for students to ensure academic requirements are being met at all times.


Students will be expected to demonstrate:

Cooperation with others and fair play.
Competency in fundamental skills.
Strategy in games.
The ability to develop and maintain personal fitness levels.
An understanding of Health issues affecting young people.


PE uniform is compulsory. It consists of a grey polo shirt, and navy shorts or tracksuit pants.  Students must be appropriately attired for all PE classes.


Students who are sick or injured and cannot participate in a lesson must have a note from a parent to explain the situation. Long-term problems needing a status grade require a medical certificate.

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Students playing Netball in PE

Students playing Basketball in PE

Students practicing 100m sprints for the athletics carnival

Year 9 and 10 girls soccer carnival


A great day fot the develpment of school culture

Year 7 and 8 Netball Champions at the South Side Schools carnival

Year 9 and 10 Boys Basketball

The canoe relay novelty event at the swimming carnival

The annual school cross country carnival

The annual school cross country carnival

The annual school cross country carnival

Students playing Badminton in PE

Students in the Outdoor Education Program

Some students and teachers showing off their house spirit at the swimming carnival

Students diving in at our annual swimming carnival at Phillip Pool

Students in the Fit for Life class at Club Lime in Mawson

Outdoor Education snorkeling camp

Outdoor Education students learning how to build a fire

Outdoor Education snorkeling camp

Outdoor Education students on camp

Outdoor Education students on camp at Jervis Bay

Outdoor Education students on camp

Outdoor Education students on the snorkelling camp in Jervis Bay

PE students warming up in the school gym

Outdoor Education snorkeling camp

Outdoor Education rock climbing excursion

A student getting involved in the girls soccer carnival

Outdoor Education crate climbing in the gym

Lunch time house competitions

Fit for Life students using the spin bikes at Club Lime

Girls in the 9 and 10 Femme Fit class at Club Lime

Girls Rugby 7's Seniors 2017

Fit For Life 2017

Fit For Life 3

Femme Fit 2017

Femme Fit

Femme Fit


The gymnasium provides our students with a purpose built indoor sporting facility. The Physical Education faculty has upgraded existing equipment and installed a climbing wall. The gymnasium provides a wonderful environment for scheduled PE classes as well as lunch time training and competitions.


Year 9 and 10 Boys Basketball