Aim of Physical Education
Physical Education supports you in acquiring skills through a variety of developmentally appropriate movement activities. You will gain experience within various physical activities assisting you in further understanding health and wellness benefits, promoting positive interactions and leading an active lifestyle.
The aim of the physical education program is to enable individuals to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to lead an active, healthy lifestyle.
Active Living – The physical education program emphasizes active living, with a focus on physical activity that is valued and integrated into daily life.
Benefits – Strong evidence exists that physical activity contributes to the overall well-being of individuals. People of all ages can substantially improve their health and quality of life by including a moderate amount of physical activity into their daily routines.
Four general learner outcomes used for the basis of the physical education program state that students will:
- Outcome A: Activity – acquire skills through a variety of developmentally appropriate movement activities.
- Outcome B: Benefits Health – understand, experience and appreciate the health benefits that result from physical activity.
- Outcome C: Cooperation – interact positively with others.
- Outcome D: Do It Daily For Life – assume responsibility to lead an active way of life.
Individual activities are weighted based on the number of classes involved in the activity. Adjustments may be necessary as result of inclement weather or other unforeseen events that may require the cancellation or extension of some activities.
|PE 10 ||PE 20 / 30|
|Participation & Engagement ||90%|| 80%|
Why Take Physical Education 20 & 30
- Exercise is proven in studies to improve academic performance.
- Use your grade to apply for your Rutherford Scholarship.
- Use as an entrance mark for some faculties and universities.
- Can be used to maintain an honours status throughout your high school career.
- To have fun and have a social break in your day.
- Find wellness and balance in your school schedule.
- Opportunity to try new off campus activities.
Physical Education 10
Physical Education 10 is compulsory for all Alberta high school students. This is a participation course and students are expected to have appropriate clothing for active involvement. A fee is charged for off-site activities and transportation. Course activities include many classic PE activities including - bowling, swimming, yoga, and skating. Evaluation is based on active participation, attitude, effort and skills.
Physical Education 20
Physical Education 20 is an option course for all high school students who have successfully completed Physical Education 10. Extensive travel to off-site activities is required in this course and attendance is mandatory. A fee is charged for off-site activities and transportation. Off-site activities include canoeing/kayaking, golfing, wall climbing, squash, curling, bowling, boxing and hiking. Students are also required to give 3 hours of service in any of the three areas of Physical Education: core program, intramurals, or athletics.
Physical Education 20
This course is the same as the Physical Education 20 program with the exception that it only runs for a half semester for those students whose course load is full.
Physical Education 30
Physical Education 30 is an option course for all high school students who have successfully completed Physical Education 20. Extensive travel to off-site activities is required in this course and attendance is mandatory. Class times are altered to meet travel times, requiring students to leave early in the morning, over the lunch hour or returning to the school after the final bell. A fee is charged for off-site activities and transportation.
Off-site activities may include camping, canoeing/kayaking, golfing, wall climbing, squash, curling, bowling, disc golf and skating. Students are also required to give 3 hours of service in any of the three areas of Physical Education: core program, intramurals or athletics.
* P.E. 30 is a fully accredited course for some university faculty entrance requirements