Physical education is an integral part of the total education of every child in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Our physical education programs are designed to increase the physical competence, health-related fitness, self-responsibility, and enjoyment of physical activity for all students so that they can be physically active for a lifetime.
The Physical Education curriculum focuses on the following principles:
- Improve student’s muscular strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, body composition and cardiovascular endurance.
- Skill development of motor skills, which allow for safe, successful and satisfying participation in physical activities.
- Healthful physical activity provides a wide-range of developmentally-appropriate activities to become physically fit for all students.
- The development of self-discipline which teaches student responsibility for health and fitness.
- Students have the opportunity to assume leadership, cooperate with others, question actions and regulations, and accept responsibility for their own behavior.
- Participation regularly in physical activities and stress reduction which provides an outlet for releasing ension and anxiety, and facilitates emotional stability and resilience.
- Strengthen peer relationships which provide opportunities for helping students socialize with others successfully and learn positive people skills.
- Development of self-confidence and self-esteem which instills a stronger sense of self-worth in students.
- Students become more confident, assertive, independent, self-controlled, and value physical activity and its contribution to a healthful lifestyle.
- The experience of setting goals provides students the opportunity to set and strive for personal achievable goals.
To help our students meet these goals, we incorporate a variety of lifetime activities, team games, fitness activities and fitness testing throughout our curriculum and strive to provide students with a safe and fun learning environment.
The Health curriculum will increase student knowledge on various age-appropriate contemporary health issues and to apply appropriate skills to take action that promotes or restores health. The Health curriculum will help students become health literate people who are critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, self-directed learners, effective communicators and ultimately responsible and productive citizens.
Health education curriculum focuses on the following principles:
- Critical Health information which provides age-appropriate health information that effectively connects with the skill standard to improve student health outcomes.
- Development of personal values that support healthy behaviors and provide strategies to help students explore personal, family and community values that might enhance health outcomes.
- Provide strategies for students to learn about their peers’ health-related behaviors, attitudes and beliefs and how such factors may influence them.
- Skill development opportunities for students to learn, practice and apply health information and related skills to current, relevant health issues.
- Health behavior practice provides strategies that help students to adopt and sustain behaviors that promote, maintain and restore health.
- Develop Health literacy to obtain, interpret, and understand basic health information and services and the competence to use such information and services in ways which are health enhancing.
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