Physical and Health Education
All grade 9 courses are 1 credit.
Physical Education Grade 9
The aim of the high school PE program is to develop a combination of transferable skills promoting physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development, and to encourage present and future choices that contribute to long-term healthy living and fitness for life. The curriculum actively contributes to every student’s personal and social education, providing opportunities for leadership, cooperation, reflection, teamwork, decision-making and problem solving. Students meet in PE for two 90-minute periods a week. Units include invasion games, net games, striking and fielding games as well as fitness and dance. Students in grade 9 will have one 45-minute period of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) per week attached to their PE class. PSHE is a values-based core element addressing a wide range of topics.
All grade 10 courses are 1 credit.
Physical Education Grade 10
Grade 10 is the culminating year of MYP PE. An advanced emphasis is placed on the important concepts of community, leadership and coaching. Students actively inquire into recognized sports strategies, skills and teamwork. In order to give the students a chance to demonstrate their understanding, they complete a range of assessments, both formative and summative, over the course of the year. The final unit is student run with inquiry into sporting tournaments as they prepare, plan and put on the final high school sports day. Students in grade 10 PE will complete their PSHE course, meeting for the equivalent of one period per week.
The DP physical education course is a two-year course earning 1 credit.
Physical Education Grades 11-12
This course builds upon the foundations of physical skills, concepts, knowledge and attitudes developed in previous years’ PE courses. Much research suggests that students who participate in regular physical activity are better able to cope with anxiety and stress and improve academic performance. Students will move through this newly updated 2-year program and be involved in a variety of activities and games that will encourage them to keep up a lifelong interest in wellness and fitness. Students in grades 11-12 have one double period (90 mins) a week. Content includes outdoor and indoor invasion games, movement composition, net games, striking and fielding games, fitness as well as new activities such as bocce, yoga, nutritional studies (learn to cook basic meals) and dance crafted around their academic program. Students are not formally assessed but are expected to actively participate in every class and maintain a positive attitude.