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Health and Physical Education Department

The Health and Physical Education curriculum at Sandalwood Heights Secondary School provides opportunities for students to be active and develop an understanding of the importance of lifelong Healthy Active Living.

Health and Physical Education students develop:

  • the skills and knowledge they require to participate in physical activities at school, outside of the school setting, and throughout their lives;
  • a personal commitment to daily vigorous physical activity and positive health behaviours;
  • an understanding of the importance of physical fitness, good health, and the factors that contribute to them.

The Health and Physical Education curriculum provides students with learning opportunities that will help them make positive decisions about all aspects of their health and encourage them to lead healthy, active lives. Expectations concentrate on the development of personal fitness, competence, skills, attitudes, and knowledge that will help students deal with the variety of personal and social demands in their lives. This practical, balanced approach will help students move successfully beyond secondary school.  


Teachers

Mr. S. Gaipo (Head of Department)

Mr. N. Grozdanovski

Mr. R Whiting

Ms. Y. Greene

Mrs. C. Poole

Mrs. L. Watson

Mrs. M. White

Mrs. J. Grant

Top Ten Reason Why Kids Think

 PE Class is Important

 10.Learn how to get and stay fit.

  9. Learn skills to be better at sports.

  8. Learn activities that help you feel strong.

  7. Learn teamwork and how to help others.

  6. Learn exercises to make our hearts healthy.

  5. Learn new activities that are fun to do.

  4. Learn that practice and effort equal's success.

  3. Learn how the body works.

  2. Learn skills to enjoy physical activity forever.

  1. LEARN:  If you don't take care of your body, where will you live?

 

 

Physical Education courses at Sandalwood Heights fall into 4 main categories depending on your area of interest: 

 

General Open: Healthy Active Living Courses (PPL)

 

Available for Grades 9-12:

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.

Prerequisite: None

 

Specialty Focus Courses

 

Course Description: This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively. 

Prerequisite: None

 

Current specialty courses include:

 

 

Gr. 10 Basketball Focus PAL2OM

 

The course will have a focus on Basketball activities.

Students will develop their individual basketball skills and be exposed to some theoretical and team concepts of the game.  The main focus of the course will be on the development of personal basketball skills including: shooting, passing, rebounding, 1-on-1 offense and defence, post play and scoring without the ball.

 

Gr. 11 Soccer Focus PAL 2OM/F

 

The course will have a focus on Soccer activities.  Students will develop their individual soccer skills and be exposed to some theoretical and team concepts of the game.

 

 

Fitness Focus Courses (PAF)

 

Available for Grades 10-12:

Course Description: The course will have a focus on Personal Fitness activities.

This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively. 

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Academic Focus

 

Grade 12 - PSK4U – Introductory Kinesiology

Course Description: This course focuses on the study of human movement and of systems, factors, and principles involved in human development. Students will learn about the effects of physical activity on health and performance, the evolution of physical activity and sport, and the physiological, psychological, and social factors that influence an individual's participation in physical activity and sport. The course prepares students for university programs in physical education and health, kinesiology, health sciences, health studies, recreation, and sports administration.

Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 university or university/college preparation course in science, or any Grade 11 or 12 course in health and physical education

 

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