Physical Education

The aim of the Physical Education program is to enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. By participating in activities in the school and within the community, students will gain experience in a wide variety of activities, explore physical abilities and improve fitness levels. Students will understand that fitness impacts well-being and body image. Communicating with others in and through a variety of activities, students will continue to develop a sense of fair play, citizenship, and exercise their leadership abilities. Students will discover the importance and excitement of active living for life; set goals; and challenge themselves to develop the habits of an active, healthy lifestyle.

What's it like to take Physical Education related courses at Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School? Click on the links below to get a flavour for some of the courses that we offer at Scarlett!


What's it like to take PHYSICAL EDUCATION? Click here to watch introductory video

What's it like to take LEADERSHIP? Click here to watch introductory video

What's it like to take SPORTS PERFORMANCE? Click here to watch introductory video

What's it like to take SPORTS MEDICINE? Click here to watch introductory video


Physical Education 10

No Prerequisite Required

Physical Education 10 is a compulsory course for Grade 10 students as it is a required course for a High School Diploma.

  • Focuses on the development of an active life style through a wide range of activities 
  • Will include activities such as team and individual games, aquatics, dance, fitness and lifetime activities

Physical Education 20

Physical Education 20 is an complementary course (i.e. option course) for all high school students who have successfully completed Physical Education 10. The focus of the Physical Education 20 program shifts from the traditional activities to a program that is centered on a series of lifetime activities.  Greater emphasis is placed upon personal choice, personal responsibility and volunteerism. Students will have the opportunity to participate in activities in the school and within the community; they will gain further experience in a wide variety of activities, explore their physical abilities and improve their fitness level. Students will increase their understanding that fitness impacts well-being and body image. Communicating with others in and through a variety of activities, students will continue to develop a sense of fair play, citizenship, and exercise their leadership abilities. Students will expand their understanding of the importance and excitement of active living for life; set goals; and challenge themselves to further develop the habits of an active, healthy lifestyle. A fee is charged for off-site activities and transportation. 

Physical Education 30

Physical Education 30 is an complementary course (i.e. 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 but not limited to camping, canoeing/kayaking, dance, sailing, scuba diving, golfing, wall climbing, squash / racquetball, curling, bowling, and yoga.

* P.E 30 is a fully accredited course for some university faculty entrance requirements


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