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Health & Physical Education

The health and physical education curriculum is based on the vision that the
knowledge and skills students acquire in the program will benefit them throughout
their lives and enable them to thrive in an ever-changing world by helping them
develop mental health and well-being, physical and health literacy, and the comprehension, capacity, and commitment they will need to lead healthy, active lives and
promote healthy, active living.
The goals of the health and physical education program are as follows.
Students will develop:
• the social-emotional learning skills needed to foster overall health and well-being,
positive mental health, and the ability to learn, build resilience, and thrive;
• the skills and knowledge that will enable them to enjoy being active and healthy
throughout their lives, through opportunities to participate regularly and safely in
physical activity and to learn how to develop and improve their own personal fitness;
• the movement competence needed to participate in a range of physical activities,
through opportunities to develop movement skills and to apply movement concepts
and strategies in games, sports, dance, and various other physical activities;
• an understanding of the factors that contribute to healthy development, a sense of
personal responsibility for lifelong health, and an understanding of how living healthy,
active lives is connected with the world around them and the health of others.