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Health & Wellness
The Physical Education Department seeks to promote a sense of self-awareness and well-being in all of our students. Our health education program will provide students with the information needed to make informed decisions regarding their health as well as any necessary, associated preventative measures.
Through our physical education program, we will provide students with the opportunity to develop life-long skills and techniques in various physical activities while giving them an understanding of the value of fair play and sportsmanship.
The goal of this integrated department is to develop a sound mind in a sound body, which will help each of our students meet the everyday challenges of the mental, emotional, social and physical aspects of health.
This course is designed to develop and condition the heart, lungs, muscles, and other organic systems of the body to meet daily and emergency needs. Students will develop and express (in a socially acceptable way) respect for personal relationships in and through physical activity. Students will demonstrate the basic skills and techniques required to successfully contribute to the participation in team-orientated activities such as soccer, flag football, basketball, volleyball, floor/street hockey, softball, speedball, team handball, Ultimate Frisbee, Tchoukball, and others. The course will focus on basic skills and techniques required to successfully contribute to the participation in individual and dual lifetime activities such as archery, badminton, tennis, disc golf, fitness and weight training, and others. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the rules and regulations of all activities learned and recognize the need to remain physically fit by incorporating exercise into daily life.
This course will help guide students to developing an appreciation of the role physical fitness plays in achieving and maintaining a personal sense of well-being. Students will participate in individual and group challenges designed to foster increased self-esteem and the ability to work together through group problem-solving.