Level 2 Health Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. McAllister

Health Education at Level 2 builds on concepts developed in L1. The main focus of the course is the development of health promotion among young people through the use of critical thinking and a thorough understanding of the socio-ecological perspective.  

Course Overview

What is taught in courses varies from year to year. This course could include:
This course covers:

• Planning and implementing health-promoting activities in and around the school

• Mental health

• Sexuality and gender issues

• Managing changing states of health

• Examining societal issues in relation to health

• Personal safety in relationships with others

• Enhancing total wellbeing/hauora

Recommended Prior Learning

To be accepted for this course students must have earned 10 credits or more in L1 Health Education or L1 Physical Education or L1 Food & Nutrition, or HOF approval.


Physical Education and Health Education are helpful in careers such as: Nursing, event organisation, human resources, police, fire service, P.E. teaching, primary school teaching, recreation/fitness instructing, medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, armed services, research (fitness, health & recreation), managing community sports and recreation, professional sport or coaching, and sports psychology.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91236 v2
Health 2.2 - Evaluate factors that influence people's ability to manage change
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91239 v2
Health 2.5 - Analyse issues related to sexuality and gender to develop strategies for addressing the issues
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 10
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 10
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0


Please note that courses will go ahead only if student numbers, staffing, and timetabling allow it.  Where a subject is oversubscribed, and there are insufficient numbers or resources to create an extra class, a ballot system may be applied.  


The Board of Trustees has again asked to opt into the Ministry of Education donation scheme. Doing so resulted in the ability to waive student fee donations. Kaiapoi High School aims to deliver quality educational courses over and above those that which is funded by the Ministry. It is likely the School will opt into the donation scheme for 2023, however parental contribution for the costs of trips and activities where participation is optional, and/or components not covered by the Government grant, may be requested. We appreciate the financial support our families make to the School.