The MBCC Health and Physical Education department is located in the college and community recreation centre. There is a broad range of sports covered in the Years 8 to 10. Programs such as aquatics, athletics, gymnastics, basketball, football, netball, badminton, softball, volleyball, hockey, and cricket. These sports are implemented at specific times in the year to coincide with community and interschool competitions. During the year, the college participates in the many interschool competitions which are held throughout the Great Southern, while our own house athletics and swimming carnivals are held during Term 1.
Our Health program runs from Years 7 to 10 and aims to provide knowledge in many important areas such as diet and activity, drugs and alcohol, relationships, body functions, and changes, resilience, lifestyle diseases, and road safety (wherein Year 10 the students are given the opportunity to sit their learners permit as part of the Keys for Life program).
Outdoor Education is an important part of what we offer here in the department. We are well resourced for a range of different activities including hiking, orienteering, paddling, camping, and mountain biking. As a part of our units, we also offer exposure to a variety of recreational sports that students otherwise may never experience. The aim of this unit is to encourage teamwork and an appreciation of our natural environment.
In Years 11 and 12, the PE department offers the Physical Education course of study which covers many theoretical and practical components of the physical activity area. Students learn about biomechanics, motor learning, sports psychology, and exercise physiology in a program that aims to arm them with some of the knowledge and skills that are necessary if they wish to pursue a career in the sports and recreation field.
Head of Department – Dwayne Sobey