Physical Education

Our courses aim to provide students with the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions about their health, lifestyle and physical activities. All programs have been designed to meet Australian Curriculum standards.


Health and Physical Education is compulsory in Year 8 and 9 (Full Year) and compulsory in Year 10 (One Semester). Students can also choose a second Semester of Year 10 HPE. In Year 11/12 students can choose from a variety of courses which are designed to cater for individual interests. These include:

  • Physical Education (Stage 1 and 2)
  • Health (Stage 1 and 2)
  • Sports Studies (Integrated Learning – Stage 2)
  • Certificate III in Sport and Recreation (Stage 1 and 2)
  • Power Cup (Indigenous students only – Stage 1)
  • SAASTA Shield (Indigenous students only – Stage 1)
  • SAASTA Integrated Learning (Indigenous students only – Stage 2)

Students can use these senior subjects to help gain tertiary entrance to University, TAFE or to follow career paths including:

  • Teaching
  • Sports Science
  • Health Science
  • Sport/Event Management
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Nutritionist/Dietician
  • Armed Services
  • Child Care
  • Nursing
  • Coaching
  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Chiropractor

Contact Leon Karvelis , Physical Education Coordinator. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Salisbury High School is affiliated with the SA Secondary School Sports Association and operates as a member of the Northern Zone. Our affiliation gives us opportunities to participate in a range of sporting competitions.

Various carnivals occur throughout the year. Lightning Carnivals offer the opportunity for students to take part in intensive competition. Indoor Cricket, Football, Beach Volleyball, 5-a-side Soccer, Tag Rugby, Ten Pin Bowling, Rock Climbing, 8 Ball, Basketball, Netball and Super 8s Cricket are offered in Northern Zone Lightning Carnivals. Rugby and Golf are also offered with other sporting bodies and our Come ‘n’ Try Surf Days are always popular.

Other major events are our School Athletics Carnival followed by the Combined Northern and Vista Zone Athletics Carnival. We send a large team each year to this event. The involvement of senior students in coaching or umpiring and in running lunchtime competitions is encouraged and supported by an award scheme and is part of the Physical Education Curriculum.

Contact Todd Symons, Sport Coordinator. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.