Physical & Health Education 9 – Physical and Health Education 9 focuses on both learning about and learning through physical activity. Students will participate in a variety of activities to gain a deeper understanding of health related concepts to achieve a healthy lifestyle and will develop their abilities to collaborate and communicate effectively to build positive relationships. The physical and health education curriculum at Grade 9 continues to build on the PHE 8 experience through a continuation of the core activities.
Physical & Health Education 10 – Physical and Health Education 10 builds on the PHE 9 experience. Students will focus on a variety of physical activities to develop an appreciation for the lifelong benefits of physical activity and will create SMART goals to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Their abilities to respond to emergencies by learning CPR and basic First Aid skills will also be strengthened.
Athletic Leadership 11/12 (timetable course + 60 hours) – Athletic Leadership 11/12 aims to support students in building exceptional leadership qualities, communication skills, and organizational techniques as well as in taking initiative in an athletic context. Through first-hand planning, promoting, and executing school wide athletic matches, fundraisers and tournaments, students will develop problem solving skills and decision-making skills. Students will take on the roles of coaches, game officials, scorekeepers, scoreboard technicians, tournament directors, marshals, equipment managers, team managers, promotors, designers, and schedulers. This timetable course will require 60+ hours outside the school timetable.
Intramural Leadership 11/12 (out of timetable course – lunch and flex) – Intramural Leadership 11/12 targets building school community/spirit by providing students with strong leadership and team building skills. Students will learn to successfully plan, organize, promote, and implement a variety of their own lunch hour programs over the course of the school year. They will develop skills to become independent, positive leaders who are able to run programs with minimal assistance. “Students that are more engaged in the school tend to build healthy relationships with other students and the school as a whole” (Raise the Bar Intramurals, n.d.).
Fitness & Conditioning 11 (Sport and Exercise Science 11) – Sport and Exercise Science 11 provides students with the knowledge to develop and execute a proper training program that will enhance individual fitness levels, health, and body image. It will also help them to develop a lifelong appreciation of the benefits of physical activity through acquired knowledge and understanding of nutrition, fitness, goal setting, and anatomy. If you are going to be doing sport science or kinesiology in post-secondary this is the course for you.
Active Living 11 – Active Living 11 focuses on learning through a variety of physical activities and incorporated health components. Students learn to understand the value of physical activity in maintaining their overall health and mental well-being while developing an appreciation of the lifelong benefits of physical activity. The curriculum embraces core areas like team games, individual activities, leadership, and community service. Field trips include activities such as swimming, golf, bowling, gymnastics, fencing, ice skating, paintball, rock climbing, squash, and racquetball. If you like to be physically active and maintain a healthy lifestyle this is the course for you.
Outdoor Education 11 – Outdoor Education 11 provides students with opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and participate in different activities. Students develop skills and an understanding of the natural environment through participation in land-based, water-based, snow-based activities. If you enjoy the outdoors and would like to do some hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, and camping this is the course for you.
Fitness & Conditioning 12 (Sport and Exercise Science 12) – Sport and Exercise Science 12 provides knowledge of human anatomy and physiology and expands students’ training programs to enhance their fitness levels. Through analyzing/critiquing fitness fads and planning ways to overcome potential barriers to conditioning activities, students will further develop their understanding of healthy lifestyle options. This course is for students who want to study sport science or kinesiology.
Active Living 12 – Active Living 12 builds upon established physical activities and health components from AL 11. Students demonstrate the importance of physical activity to maintain their overall health and mental well-being. Physical activity and healthy habits are practiced and monitored for personal growth and lifelong appreciation. The curriculum includes core activity areas like team games, individual activities, leadership, and community service. Field trips such as swimming, golf, bowling, gymnastics, fencing, ice skating, paintball, rock climbing, squash, and racquetball will be planned. If you like to play a variety of sports and activities to maintain a healthy lifestyle this is the course for you.
Outdoor Education 12 – Outdoor Education 12 continues to focus on participating in a variety of outdoor activities to develop students’ appreciation of the outdoors and their awareness of conservation. Students will improve their abilities to communicate in emergency situations and be able to adapt and respond to changing conditions. This course is for the outdoor enthusiast.