Physical Education

General Goals

The general goals of the program are to have students:

  • enjoy and appreciate the short and long term benefits of involvement in regular physical activity
  • develop an understanding and appreciation of physical fitness
  • increase knowledge, skill level and leadership in a variety of physical activities with emphasis on lifetime skills
  • provide an opportunity for social growth and interaction in a variety of activity related settings

Activity Units

The program is divided into a number of activity units ranging from team sports to individual activities depending upon the staff and facilities. The following are some of the activities that may be offered: team sports, racquet sports, fitness concepts and activities, track and cross-country, theory concepts, and outdoor education activities & initiatives.

Evaluation

In evaluating each student, the physical education staff will be placing an emphasis on personal improvement and on participation rather than on a high level of skill development. This process will allow each student to participate in each activity at the skill level that is appropriate.

Courses

Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
Physical Education 10 Physical Education 11
Yoga 11
Physical Education 12
Physical Education Leadership 12

Physical Education 10

Open 1 credit

This course will provide students with a variety of fitness and sport experiences to enhance their understanding of personal fitness and growth. Physical Education 10 includes some theory components, coupled with predominantly active experiences whereby students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor fitness, sport, and recreational experiences. The emphasis of this curriculum is to provide students with experiences that require them to take and reflect on their personal responsibility for active, healthy living now and throughout life. The course is divided into (4) four modules: Outdoor Pursuits, Exercise Science, Personal Fitness, and Leadership.

This course will satisfy the physical education provincial graduation requirement.

Physical Education 11

Open 1 credit

Physical Education 11 has the following objectives:

  1. To have students enjoy and appreciate participation in physical activity
  2. To develop within each student an understanding and appreciation of physical fitness
  3. To develop an interest in physical activities which students can continue for the rest of their lives This course is open to students in grades 10 or 11.

This course will satisfy the physical education provincial graduation requirement.

Yoga 11

Open 1 credit

Yoga 11 will introduce students to various styles and characteristics of yoga. It is an expectation that students will develop a lifelong personal practice of yoga for personal fitness and recreation. Students will be participating in a variety of activities that will include both physical practice and classroom theory. The physical practice of yoga will include learning, developing, and practicing skills that involve strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, poise, regulation of energy, and mental focus, all of which can be applied to other physical activities. Classroom sessions educate students about the relationship between nutrition and fitness, the history and philosophy of yoga including values of non-violence, ethics, honesty and respect in the context of challenging physical activity.

This course meets the requirements for a physical education credit.
There is no pre-requisite.

Physical Education 12

Open 1 credit

This course is designed to take the student out of the classroom and to spend a considerable period of time developing leisure time skills such as canoeing, orienteering, outdoor education, curling, archery and crosscountry skiing. The objectives are:

  • To develop leadership qualities so that students can organize programs at the community level
  • To develop knowledge and skills in indoor and outdoor activities that have definite carry-over value
  • To increase the level of fitness knowledge and facilitate the design of personal fitness programs
  • To develop knowledge of the strategies involved in team and individual sports

The program is divided into a number of activity units ranging from team sports to individual activities depending upon the staff and facilities. The following are some of the activities that may be offered: Team Sports; Racquet Sports; Aquatics; Theory; Fitness Concepts and Activities; Track and Cross-Country; Outdoor Education Activities & Initiatives

Evaluation: In evaluating each student, the physical education staff will be placing an emphasis on personal improvement and on participation rather than on a high level of skill development. This process will allow each student to participate in each activity at the skill level that is appropriate.

This course will satisfy the physical education provincial graduation requirement.

Physical Education Leadership 12

Academic 1 credit

This course is designed to develop and enhance students’ leadership skills and qualities by offering recreational leadership opportunities. Students will support school and community based activities, create their own experiences, and participate in various certifications to support school and community recreation development. Consistent demonstration of leadership skills and qualities, as well as reflection of learning experiences will be a fundamental component of the assessment process. This is not a skill based Physical Education class. Rather it promotes leadership development in the field of sports and recreation.

This course will satisfy the physical education provincial graduation requirement.