PHYSICAL EDUCATION

The Physical Education program develops skills, fitness, social, emotional and leisure awareness. Students are introduced to the skills necessary to play Canadian sports and learn to recognize their personal capabilities and weaknesses. Through fitness testing, they experience the components of physical fitness and learn to monitor and improve their own levels of fitness. They are encouraged to develop a concept of fair play and sportsmanship; to understand competitive and cooperative activities and to know the difference between them; to appreciate other people’s abilities and to interact appropriately with people of different abilities; to control aggression in competitive situations and deal with winning and losing in sport situations.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION Cycle One, Cycle Two-Year One
The underlying themes throughout the Physical Education program involve team games, concepts and physical fitness. Students are taught a progressive series of skills that will allow them to feel comfortable and confident to participate in these activities outside a classroom situation. The games include: soccer, football, gymnastics, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, track and field. A fitness test is administered to each student twice during the year. The results are reported to the parents, with suggestions on how to improve performance.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION Cycle Two-Year Two and Three
In Cycle Two-Year Two and Three, the Physical Education program introduces students to a variety of individual recreational activities. The sports include touch rugby, speedball, floor hockey, badminton, weight training, table tennis, cross-country skiing, lacrosse, team handball and softball. By the end of Cycle Two-Year Two, all students will have been exposed to a wide range of team and individual sports. The goal is for students to develop a “fitness for life” attitude. By this time they should have found a number of athletic activities, which will allow them to pursue this goal.