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Health and Wellbeing Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024
Accredited in November 2019 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2021. This subject replaces Stage 2 Health. 

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Health is a state of physical, mental, and social wellbeing. Wellbeing is a complex combination of all dimensions of health and is an implicit element of health. Health and wellbeing is an evolving subject with varying contexts and perspectives. The term health encompasses wellbeing.

Health and Wellbeing is a 20-credit subject at Stage 2. Teachers select from the following concepts:

Students become agents of change who may be independent and collaborative learners, critical and creative thinkers of their own and others perspective.

These inter-related concepts underpin the content of this subject, and may be considered in individual, local, and global contexts, as shown in the diagram. They are not discrete topics taught in isolation but should be contextualised through case studies and real-life examples.

The following knowledge, skills, and understandings may be developed: 

  • mindfulness and self-reflection 
  • resilience 
  • self-development and management 
  • safe failure 
  • communication and collaboration 
  • open-mindedness and respecting diverse opinions 
  • beliefs, attitudes, and values.

Teachers select from the concepts of Health Literacy, Health Determinants, Social Equity, and Health Promotion. These may be considered through the lens of individual, local, and global contexts.