Outdoor & Physical Education

Why Study Physical Education?

The Westlake Boys' High School Physical Education Department has a tradition of providing excellence and innovation both within and outside the classroom. Students enjoy the courses offered and have shown a willingness to excel at both a collective and individual level, within the dual pathway system. Recent First in the World Cambridge results and the award of Outstanding Scholarships in NCEA, are testament to this.

Junior Physical Education

Physical Education is compulsory for all students at Westlake Boys' High School at year 9 & 10 level. The junior PE & Health programme aims to give students a broad range of experiences and opportunities in a number of sports and physical activities as well as giving pupils the chance to evaluate and understand theirs and others role in society.

Areas covered include: International and Inventive games, Net games, Invasion games, Sport Education, Fitness & Athletics, Controlled Body Movement, and Individual and Team games.

Roles and Responsibilities

Head of Faculty: Mr C. Meredith

Assistant HOF & Level 3 Coordinator: Mr R. Scivier

Level 1 & 2 Coordinator: Mr C. Muller

Extension, Scholarship & Senior Academy of Sport Coordinator: Mr N. Elrick

Wellbeing HOD & Sports Leadership Coordinator: Mr R. Mildenhall

Junior Physical Education Coordinator: Mr J. Reid

Core teaching concepts include:

  • Assessment for Learning (AFL). (Peer assessment, peer/group review, teacher as facilitator);
  • Leadership development, social responsibility and opportunity;
  • Competition;
  • Respect, understanding and pride in self, others and performance improvement;
  • Fitness development and understanding;
  • Education of both mind and body together;
  • Critical thinking;
  • Literacy and communication.

Key Competencies used extensively by students and teachers include:

  • Thinking skills;
  • Relating to others;
  • Using language, symbols and text;
  • Managing self and relating to others;
  • Participation and contribution.

Senior Physical Education Courses

Examination result highlights:


2017 - 10 scholarships, one of those was outstanding.

2016 - 5 from 6 entries

2015 - New format - 4 Scholarships.

2014 - 3 Outstanding Scholarship and 10 Scholarships as well as the top PE scholar in the country!

2013 - 6 Physical Education Scholarships including one outstanding scholarship

2017 NCEA results

Level 1:  35% Achieved, 29% Merit, 26% Excellence

Level 2:  28% Achieved, 24% Merit, 32% Excellence

Level 3:  26% Achieved, 13% Merit, 51% Excellence 

Year 11 NCEA Level 1
All students are encouraged to participate in this course. It contains 19 credits and all key achievement lines are covered from the national curriculum. This course has an extensive practical base and is designed to allow students to gain knowledge of a range of factors that will influence their health and wellbeing.

Year12 NCEA Level 2
This course has a credit value of 19. Its content includes: learning a range of physical activities, study of the theoretical aspects of sport and physical education, leadership, safety and participation, and designing a range of fitness or training programmes.

Year 13 NCEA Level 3
This 19 credit course involves the design, plan, implementation and evaluation of an exercise programme designed to improve lifestyle or performance. Students also develop their performance in a selected sport by following a skill improvement programme.

Outdoor & Physical Education at Westlake Boys High School

For information about each course at each year level, please follow the link to the portal:
Outdoor Ed Courses at Westlake

Physical Ed Courses at Westlake