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Physical Education

Physical activity is vital to all aspects of normal growth and development, and the benefits are widely recognized. The new secondary curriculum for physical education focuses on an "active living" approach. The goal is to enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to lead active, healthy lives.

Students will:

  • acquire skills through a variety of develop-mentally appropriate movement activities in a number of environments
  • understand, experience and appreciate the health benefits of physical activity
  • interact positively with others
  • assume personal responsibility to lead an active way of life

The physical education curriculum involves a wide variety of activities. It is an activity based course and full participation in all units is essential for success.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10 (5 credits/3 credits)

This course is a requirement for a high school diploma. The focus of this course is on both team and individual sports which may include:

  • volleyball basketball cross country ski swimming badminton
  • racquetball softball inline skating soccer indoor soccer
  • rugby broom ball fitness testing tennis social dance
  • hockey skating track & field cricket weight training
  • first aid frisbee floor hockey handball field hockey

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 20 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: Physical Education 10. Students must complete this course with a minimum final mark of 60% or teacher permission in order to enroll in Physical Education 20

Students will acquire skills through a variety of activities. Students will understand experience and appreciate the health benefits that result from physical activity. Some of the activities may include:

  • volleyball softball cross country ski kayaking cricket step aerobics
  • racquetball basketball inline skating soccer badminton skating
  • hockey broom ball fitness testing archery social dance frisbee
  • water polo floor hockey sport first aid laser tag cycling bowling
  • weight train track & field handball canoeing tennis
  • snorkeling downhill ski field hockey indoor soccer underwater hockey

One aspect of the Physical Education 20 curriculum is leadership. Students will apply, monitor and assess leadership skills related to physical activities and demonstrate an understanding of leadership skills related to implementing events in the school. Students are required to complete a minimum of 10 hours in Phys. Ed. 20. These hours must be completed with a minimum final mark of 60% or teacher permission in order to enroll in Physical Education 30.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 30 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: Physical Education 20. Students must complete this course with a minimum final mark of 60% or teacher permission in order to enroll in Physical Education 30

Students will participate in a number of environments. Students will understand, experience and appreciate the health benefits that result from physical activity. Some of the activities may include:

  • volleyball softball cross country ski squash badminton
  • racquetball basketball inline skating soccer cricket
  • hockey broom ball climbing wall tennis social dance
  • frisbee floor hockey sport first aid golf weight training
  • skating orienteering handball canoeing cycling
  • scuba diving downhill ski curling billiards indoor soccer
  • field hockey

One aspect of the Physical Education 30 curriculum is leadership. Students will apply, monitor and assess leadership skills related to physical activities and demonstrate an understanding of leadership skills related to implementing events in the school. Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 hours in Phys. Ed. 30.

It should be noted that Physical Education 30 can be used as one of the required courses for acceptance to some faculties at University and other post secondary institutions.

SPORTS PERFORMANCE 15/25/35(5 credits) CTS Modules

Sports Performance is a CTS course which includes modules in the area of personal health, wellness, and athletic performance. This course provides students with the opportunity to develop their physical and tactical abilities in all areas of sport through classroom theory and practical application. Included will be proper cardio and weight training techniques based on training principles, nutrition, injury management and sport psychology. Students will learn the skills to improve their athletic performance.