Health and Wellbeing

Welcome to the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

Mr A Laird – Principal Teacher

Mrs Howie – PE Teacher

Mr G Robertson – PE Teacher

Ms D Dunton – PE Teacher

Miss J Wilson – PE Teacher

Ms N McLeod – PE Teacher

Mrs A McGillivrary – Home Economics Teacher

Mrs A Fraser – Home Economics Teacher

“The doctor of the future will give no medicines, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the causes and prevention of disease.” ~Thomas Edison

“No matter how old you are, you can exercise and feel good” ~ Joe Wicks

Welcome to the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. We are a newly formed faculty, following the merge of the Home Economics (HE) and Physical Education (PE) departments. We offer a reasonably wide range of courses, which we hope to broaden in the near future to meet the needs of the growing Health and Nutrition industry.



Pupils experience a wide range of activities, with a different focus area within each activity. The pdf documents below demonstrate the different areas of learning and the activities in which pupils experience the different aspects of learning.

PE Assesment Poster

PE poster


The BGE Home-Economics course covers the following units: The Food Experience, Developing Healthy Choices, Nutritional Needs, Keeping Safe and Hygienic, The Journey of Food and Food & Textile Technologies.


CORE PE: Pupils in S3 are given the opportunity to opt in to a ‘strand’ in each S3 Core PE lesson. The strands are 1) Creative 2) Team Games 3) Individual Activities. The course units remain the same, but are delivered through the activities relative to the strand.

Physical Competencies Cognitive Skills Personal Qualities Physical Fitness
Performance Unit Event Management Unit Fair Play/Etiquette Unit Fitness Unit

Pupils can also opt in to ‘Elective PE’ in their subject choices for S3. This course is based on improving their performance skills, and their understanding of the four factors that impact on performance: Physical, Mental, Emotional and Social Factors. This course contains both practical and theory work. It is designed to prepare candidates for National Qualifications in PE.

Pupils can opt in to further Home-Economics in S3 as part of their subject choice. This course covers the S1/2 units in more depth, whilst preparing pupils for National Qualifications in Hospitality, Fashion and Textile Technology, and Health and Food Technology.

Senior Phase

Physical Education


Sports Leaders

Mintlaw Academy has its own personalised Sports Leaders course for seniors to opt in to as a ‘wider achievement’ course on their timetable. This course works closely with Active schools, Primary schools and BGE classes. The senior pupils learn about leadership, communication and organisation in the PE setting and lead sessions with younger pupils.

Hospitality: Practical Cookery


Hospitality: Practical Cake Craft

N5 only:

Fashion and Textile Technology

N4- Higher: