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Health and Physical Education

Girls at Santa Maria love being active. They understand the links between physical activity, personal wellbeing and self-esteem.

Physical Education

Our practical courses in health and physical education offer students a broad and diverse range of sports and physical activities by which they can develop their skills and learn strategies to improve their game. Activities include:

  • rhythmic gymnastics 
  • Taekwondo
  • cricket 
  • gaelic football

Across a broad range of offerings, students will find a sport to excite and engage them.


Our health program educates students in life long healthy behaviours.  They become aware of the many health services and resources available that improve health and wellbeing. 

Units of work include:

  • first aid and sports injuries
  • total health and wellbeing
  • fitness
  • sports science
  • choices (drug education)
  • nutrition and healthy behaviours

These units provide a foundation for:

  • VCE Health and Human Development
  • VCE Physical Education
  • Career pathways beyond secondary school