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 (part-time)

Mrs J Anderson – PE Teacher

Ms N McLeod – PE Teacher

Mr S Black – PE Teacher

Mrs A Fraser – Home Economics

Ms E Ritchie – Home Economics

Mrs A McGillivrary – Home Economics Teacher (part-time)

Mrs L Adam – Home Economics Teacher (part-time)


“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


CORE PE: All pupils study core PE and have 2 periods a week.  The courses cover the same significant aspects of learning as in S1/2 but with more opportunity for pupil choice around the activities which are covered.


ELECTIVIE PE: Pupils can opt in to Elective PE which is aimed at preparing them for N4-Higher PE.  This course covers core activities for performance: Football, Hockey, Netball, Basketball and Badminton. It also explores the ‘cycle of analysis’ for performance development. This course is largely practical but does contain some theory lessons in order to prepare for portfolio and exam style questions in senior school.

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 Practical Cookery and Health and Food Technology.

Senior Phase

Physical Education



N5-Higher: Dance – SQA

Sports Development: L6 NPA

NPA: NPA Sports Development – SQA

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.

Practical Cookery


Practical Cake Craft

N5 only:

Health and Food Technology

N4- Higher: Health and Food Technology – SQA