Advanced Physical Education aims to teach students the rules and strategies of unfamiliar sports and to provide them with opportunity to practise a variety of complex skills, movement sequences and develop their game sense. A selection process is undertaken for entry into this subject whereby the student’s fitness results will be taken into consideration and a written application will be needed to be completed by the student.
Victory Christian College has formed a partnership with the Bendigo Academy of Sport to deliver the Athlete Education Program to our Advanced PE elective students. These sessions include: Podiatry, Injury Management, Sports Psychology, Integrity of Sport, Diet and Nutrition, Public Speaking and Social Media.
This subject is a preferred prerequisite for VCE Physical Education and VCE Health and Human Development.
VCC is a member of School Sport Victoria, Christian Schools Sports Network and the Western Christian Schools Sports Association. The College competes annually in inter-school Athletics, Swimming, Cross-Country, Badminton, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball and Netball carnivals. VCC is also represented in the annual Bendigo Inter-school Equestrian Competition. All students in the College are divided into three Houses; McCabe, Hewitt and Rowe and compete in school based competitions throughout the year to win points for their Houses. The winning Primary and Secondary Houses are announced at the annual Celebration Evening in December. The College conducts Swimming, Athletics, Iron Man, Triathlon and Cross-Country competitions throughout the year.
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Duke of Edinburgh Award is one of individual challenge designed to encourage young people to develop into mature, active citizens who will positively contribute towards society. At the completion of the year, all students will have had the opportunity to achieve either their Bronze or Silver level, Duke of Edinburgh award.
It presents a balanced, non-competitive and enjoyable program of voluntary activities that encourage personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility and service to the community. Much of the work for this Award will be completed out of school time.
Students design their own program by setting goals in activities that interest them.
Students will be required to participate consistently in the following three areas: Fitness, Skill and Community Service. As part of the Award, students will participate in a four day hiking adventure.
Sports Science investigates the theories and science behind human movement and the techniques that can be used to improve sporting performance. This subject is not only intended for those who have a passion for sport, but is also specifically designed to be a foundation for those who wish to study Physical Education in VCE. Sports Science will introduce students to the concepts of biomechanics, human body systems, anatomy, energy systems and training methods used by elite athletes to improve performance.
This subject may assist students who wish to study VCE Physical Education and Health and Human Development
Victory Racing Team (VRT)
Victory Racing Team focuses on preparing for a variety of Human Powered Vehicle racing events, culminating in the RACV Energy Breakthrough in November. Students will take part in trike building and maintenance, fitness training, marketing and fundraising throughout the year.
Outdoor Education concentrates on giving students skills in a wide range of outdoor pursuits. It covers areas associated with Environmental Studies and deals with issues relating to conservation and the correct and efficient use of resources. A basic first aid course will be incorporated into this elective as a working knowledge of emergency procedures is very important in this area of activity.
The practical areas covered include: Navigation, Camping skills, Canoeing, Mountain bike riding and Hiking.