Healthy Pathways

The middle years of schooling, especially Year 9 is a time when students begin to ask questions and take actions related to wellbeing and future pathways. This course aims to develop students’ understanding of health, promotes positive relationships and self- esteem, and focuses on developing skills related to decision-making and problem- solving.

During this course students will research areas for inquiry and analysis and will explore topics such as mental health, substance abuse, sexual health and disease burden in Australia. A harm minimisation approach will be taken when exploring alcohol and drug use and students will develop skills in order to make informed choices and decisions about their health and future.

Students will explore the local community, participating in recreational activities available in the Nillumbik shire with a focus on being responsible, active and productive citizens. There will be an opportunity for students to research their future education and working life and investigate possible pathways for achieving these goals. Students will develop work related skills in preparation for a work experience placement.

Class Work

  • Participate positively in group activities and contribute to discussions.
  • Investigate areas, and undertake tasks, related to health, vocation, education and training pathways (including writing job applications and resumes).
  • Participate in mock interviews and community activities.
  • Complete group and individual assignments and homework.
  • Maintain evidence folders and related learning activities that demonstrate knowledge and an understanding of the course components.

The unit will culminate in a compulsory two week work experience placement at the end of the year.

Contact Teacher - Lynsey Betts