Physical Education

A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body. Physical education is an important aspect of a young person’s life that can get overlooked in modern day life. In physical education, students learn how to be active and healthy inside and outside of the classroom. Through in-class participation, skill development and rule integration activities, students learn to be resilient, self motivated and cooperative all while having fun in a variety of games, sports and fitness activities.

The unique environment of small classes means that students learn games and sports that are often quite different from the standard “round-ball” sports often associated with large schools. Students learn games and sports where most students have no previous experience and therefore no advantage which makes learning new skills and strategies fun and cooperative. Sports such as rugby, ultimate disc, badminton and table tennis help to both pique a student’s interest in learning something new and enhance their joy when mastering brand new skills.

Classroom activities focus on subjects from the Ontario Health and Physical Education Curriculum including healthy relationships, healthy eating, and substance use and abuse. A variety of teaching methods are used such as role-playing, problem solving and group discussion where student input is acknowledged and valued. Through these activities, students learn to be resilient to external pressures and how to choose their own path when navigating the often-confusing world of young adulthood.

Geoff Conner

B. Kin, K. Ed., OCT
Physical Education Teacher
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