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The intent of physical education is to ensure that all students
acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become physically
active and make health-enhancing decisions designed to improve
their personal quality of life. The health component covers areas
such as birth control, sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS,
first aid, CPR, fitness principles, safety procedures/practices, personal
and social management and healthy lifestyle practices.
Note: Due to the nature of Physical Education, it is of the utmost
importance that a student attends and participates in all class activities.
To graduate a student must have a minimum of (4) credits.
Physical Education / Health Education 10F (PHER1G): The Grade 9 credit is a full credit course, with each term weighted 25% towards the final mark. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of individual and team activities/sports and health related topics. 1 Credit
Physical Education / Health Education 20F (PHER2G): The Grade 10 credit is a full credit with each term weighted 25% towards the final mark. The main emphasis is to promote exposure to new activities and the enjoyment of participation in physical wellness as a lifelong pursuit. In each unit block students are given three activities to choose from. A student selects an activity. A leadership role is also expected of students in this course. 1 Credit
Grade 11 and 12
(PHER3F) and (PHER4F): Grade 11 and 12 Physical Education are full credit courses. Emphasis is on developing active, healthy lifestyles. This will be achieved through an IN class and OUT of class delivery model. IN class refers to instructional time that is teacher directed and based upon learning outcomes from the curriculum. All students receive a minimum of 50% IN class instruction. OUT of class refers to the time that is student directed and based on learning outcomes from the curriculum that promote participation in physical activity. OUT of class time may include physical activities that occur:
• in school with teacher supervision (eg. Intramurals, interschool sports teams, fitness workouts) but not during instructional time.
• outside of school or off school property and without direct supervision by a certified teacher, other person employed or under contract with a school division.
1 Credit each