Health and Wellbeing


In this subject students learn about the factors that shape the behaviour and attitudes of individuals and groups in relation to healthy living, and caring for themselves and the environment.

Course Details

  • ATAR: Yes
  • NTCET Points: 20
  • Cost: $40

About the Subject

In Health, students focus on the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and societies in the environments they share. They consider the physical, emotional, social, cognitive and spiritual dimensions of well-being. Students develop skills in health literacy and learn to be proactive in promoting lifelong skills to improve health outcomes and quality of life for themselves and their communities.


Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

School Based Assessment Weighting
Group Investigation and Presentation 30%
Issues Analysis 20%
Practical Activities 20%
External Assessment
Investigation 30%

External Assessment - Investigation

Students are directly involved in a personal or community activity or social action related to their chosen issue and present their investigation in the form of a written report of a maximum of 2000 words

The Compass App

Students and their families are encouraged to download the Darwin High School Compass app to their smart phone/tablet device. Compass app allows you to stay up to date with announcements and events, complete a range of e-forms for student absences and excursions and easily contact us via phone or email direct from the app.

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