Physical Education

The aim of the Kindergarten to Grade 12 Physical Education program is to enable individuals to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to lead an active, healthy lifestyle.


At Robert Thirsk High School, our Physical Education program supports students in acquiring skills through a variety of developmentally appropriate movement activities. Students will gain experience within various physical activities assisting them in further understanding health and wellness benefits, promoting positive interactions and leading an active lifestyle.

Curriculum experiences provide students with opportunities to develop the habit of being active daily, the skills to enjoy successful participation, and to realize the benefits resulting from activity.


Physical Education 10 is a compulsory course for Grade 10 students as it is a required course for the Alberta High School Diploma. This course is largely based at school, and focusses on several traditional modules (basketball, volleyball, badminton, dance, low organized games, CPR, and various field games) which typically run for 5-6 days in duration.


Physical Education 20 and 30 are optional courses where we expand and build upon previous, pre-requisite courses.

Activity based modules are completed both on-site at Robert Thirsk, and off-site at various locations within the city and surrounding areas. Lifestyle activities (curling, squash, billiards, bowling, rock climbing, golf, hiking, mountain biking) are introduced to further engage students and pique their interest so they remain active beyond their high school years.


As Physical Education is a participation-based course, and learning outcomes are assessed through student demonstration and teacher observation, consistent and regular attendance is crucial for student success.


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