Swans Visit

On Tuesday 6 February two players from the Sydney Swans, Heath Grundy and Gary Rohan, came to visit the school.  In the morning, they took Year 8 for a practical instruction lesson as part of the AFL component of PDHPE.  However from 11.30 onwards they gave the Year 11 and Year 12 PDHPE classes a lecture and subsequently a Q and A.  Year 11 and 12 took this opportunity to gain an insight into sports medicine rehabilitation procedures, specialised training programs designed to improve both individual and team performance, and the interaction between skeletal and muscular body systems.  Core points of enquiry included the ethical use of local anaesthetic and the impact this has on the rehabilitation process and the concussion policy of the AFL which, over recent years, has been surrounded by controversy.  Year 11 and 12 students were afforded valuable examples which were extremely relevant to their studies of Senior PDHPE which will undoubtedly be beneficial for use in the HSC exam.

"Every individual has the right to realise himself: that is to fully develop the power and capacities, physical, mental, moral and spiritual; with which nature endowed him."

 − JA Williams (the first Principal of Tech writing in 1912)