Physical Education

The Healthy Active Living courses are designed to explore the abilities and uses of our complex and intricate bodies as instruments of service to God. Learning is accomplished through guided and progressive participation in team and individual sports, as well as other physical activities. The health education component is designed to help students develop a healthy understanding of who they are in Christ and what their role is within the Christian community. Grades 9 and 10 courses focus on developing cooperation and community through the development of individual skills and teamwork, as well as self-control and showing respect for other persons while participating in various team sports. They also study the importance of maintaining their bodies as “temples of the Holy Spirit” in the areas of health, including nutrition, body image, sex education, and substance abuse. The Grade 11 course focuses on lifetime sports including archery, golf, curling and many more. For some of the activities, students are given the opportunity to test their abilities at venues such as the golf course and curling rink. Students investigate lifetime diseases, including ones that are common in their own family history, and are challenged to make lifestyle decisions to maintain their health. They are taught how to better handle stress and receive basic training in first aid and CPR.

Healthy, Active Living Education, Grade 9, Open (PPL1O)

This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong, healthy, active living. Students will learn movement skills and principles, ways to improve personal fitness and physical competence, and safety and injury prevention. They will investigate issues related to healthy sexuality and the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, and will participate in activities designed to develop goal-setting, communication, and social skills.

Prerequisite: None

Healthy Active Living Education, Grade 10, Open (PPL2O – Part 1) 0.5 credit

This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living.  Student learning will include the application of movement principles to refine skills; participation in a variety of activities that enhance personal competence, fitness and health; examination of issues related to healthy sexuality, healthy eating, substance use and abuse; and the use of informed decision-making, conflict resolution, and social skills in making personal choices.

Prerequisite: None

Healthy, Active Living Education, Grade 11, Open (PPL3O)

This course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle and participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will be encouraged to develop personal competence in a variety of movement skills and will be given opportunities to practise goal-setting, decision-making, social, and interpersonal skills. Students will also study the components of healthy relationships, reproductive health, mental health, and personal safety.

Prerequisite: None

Healthy Active Living Education, Grade 12, Open (PPL4O)

This course focuses on the development of a personalized approach to healthy active living through participation in a variety of sports and recreational activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will develop and implement personal physical fitness plans. In addition, they will be given opportunities to refine their decision-making, conflict-resolution, and interpersonal skills, with a view to enhancing their mental health and their relationships with others.