Level 1 Health - Keeping Safe - Semester B

Although 2021 timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January 2020.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Kindley

This is an introductory course to a variety of health issues taking place in today’s world.
The topics include:
Sexuality, Drug Education and study skills.

Course Overview

Term 3
Understanding 'Sexuality'.
Strategies for maintaining and enhancing well-being in sexuality-related situations.

Study skills - effective ways of learning.

Term 4
Issues related to drug use.
What is a drug?
Which drugs are causing the most concern?
What influences people to use drugs.
The effects of drug use on well-being, and society.
Advertising issues related to drug use.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Health Level 1 NCEA Learning workbook $28.00.

Recommended Prior Learning

Achievement at or above the expected curriculum level in Year 10 Health and Physical Education or with Head of Faculty approval. A positive attitude and a keen interest in Health issues.


Nursing, Army medical careers, Mental health services, counselling, psychology, Sports nutrition, PE and Health teaching, physiotherapy.


Course selection will depend on the option lines and student numbers. There is no guarantee that the courses you select now will all be available for you in 2021.

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