Physical Education

The Department of Physical Education offers four years of physical education to meet graduation requirements. It is a program that provides an emphasis on lifetime sports, lifetime fitness and some team sports. Students in 9th and 10th grade are on a track system where they are exposed to a new unit every six classes. This gives them an opportunity over two years to be exposed to a variety of activities and find what activities they enjoy and in which they can be successful. Students in 11th and 12th grade choose semester-long units twice a year. These units are categorized by the type of activities offered in them.

The curriculum is designed to:

  • Promote physical activity and the attainment of physical fitness and a desire to maintain physical fitness throughout life;
  • Attain competency in the management of the body and useful physical skills;
  • Emphasize safety practices;
  • Motivate expression and communication;
  • Promote individual and group understand;
  • Provide opportunities for the exercise of pupil initiative, leadership and responsibility;
  • Reinforce basic learning of other areas of the total school curriculum; and
  • Provide the opportunity to learn and participate in lifetime activities.

All students must attend and participate in the school plan for physical education. Individual medical certificates of limitation must indicate the area of the program in which the pupil may not participate. Students not able to participate are assigned alternative activities/projects under the supervision of department staff members.

Units included in the grades 9 and 10 track system include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Dance
  • Flag Football
  • Floor Hockey
  • Hiking
  • Inline Skating
  • Orienteering
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Project Adventure
  • Recreational Games
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Speedminton
  • Snowshoeing
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Team Handball
  • Tennis
  • Tchoukball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Video Fitness
  • Volleyball
  • Wellness Education

Semester-long units include, but are not limited to, the following: fitness, outdoor, racket activities, team sports A and team sports B.

Units included in the grades 11 and 12 track system include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Adventure Activities
  • Aerobic
  • Dance
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Dance
  • Fitness Activities
  • Floor Hockey
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • In-line Skating
  • Personal Safety
  • Recreational Games
  • Rugby
  • Self Defense
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Speedball
  • Strength Training
  • Tai Chi
  • Team Handball
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Video Fitness
  • Volleyball
  • Walking
  • Wellness Education
  • Winter Adventure

0592/0593  PHYSICAL EDUCATION

20 weeks, 1/4 credit, Grades 9-10, Alternate days

0572/0573 PHYSICAL EDUCATION

20 weeks, 1/4 credit, Grades 11-12, Alternate days

0585 PHYSICAL EDUCATION

40 weeks, 1/2 credit , Grades 9-12, Alternate days
This is a course where activities are adapted to meet the needs of pupils who are temporarily or permanently unable to participate in the regular program of physical education.