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Leadership and Personal Development


The faculty of Leadership and Personal Development is staffed by Health and Physical Education (HPE) trained teachers who also have a range of outdoor education competencies. The faculty delivers the following courses for students:


Health and Physical Education (Year 7 to 10)

Currently Queensland syllabus but migrating to the Australian HPE syllabus during 2014 with implementation in 2015.

Physical Education (Year 11 and 12) 

Physical Education following the Queensland syllabus with units in Sports Climbing, Volleyball, Track and Field and Football, and theoretical work in skill acquisition, sports psychology, biomechanics, training program, sport sociology and exercise physiology.  The course uses a range of modern technology to enhance knowledge and performance.

Gap Outdoor, Adventure and Leadership Studies (GOALS)

GOALS is a core year 7 to year 12 course of study that complements the school's academic curriculum.  The GOALS Program help us ensure that the school achieves its mission of educating the 'Whole Person.' GOALS is very much about developing student's character via their emotional intelligence (EI). GOALS concentrates on developing capacities in the four EI domains of self-awareness, self-management, relationship awareness and relationship management. 

GOALS uses and teaches techniques developed by positive psychologists for positive education as well as outdoor and adventure learning strategies.

Certificate courses (Year 11 and 12)

The faculty also offers two certificate courses:  A Certificate II in Community Activities, and a Certificate III in Fitness.  These certificates provide pathways for students who may wish to work in the fitness, sport or recreation industries after their schooling.