SCHOOL SPORTS: Unfortunately there will be no school sports for the remainder of the 2021 school year. The good news is that planning is already underway for next years school sports.
With the weather becoming more temperate every week, we will be continuing to pursue outdoor activity whenever possible. Students should always be prepared to be outside for class. Students will also be indoors for certain units. It is recommended that students consider their clothing choices in regards to the activity they are participating in. For example if a student knows they will be indoors, it would be wise to bring appropriate shoes if possible, and loose clothing in order to maximize movement ability. Thank you students and families for your ongoing support. We know that Physical Education is crucial anytime, and that it is especially important during this pandemic. Regular physical activity offers students the chance to reduce stress and anxiety. We are proud of our students for adapting to the necessary changes that have occurred in Physical Education. Let's keep going Terry Fox students and families; we will get through this!
- Floor hockey
- Aussi rules football
- LOG (low organized games)
- Track and Field
- "Create a game"
- Field games/cooperative games
WHAT IS 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 mission of Physical Education at Terry Fox School is to encourage lifelong health and wellness. Students will learn skills and strategies for a variety of individual and team activities/sports and will be physically active on a daily basis. Students will learn the importance of making healthy choices and how to develop a positive, lifelong, active lifestyle. Learning about and fostering positive sportsmanship and cooperation is crucial in Physical Education.
MEET YOUR PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEAM:
Roxane Brocklebank - Learning Leader / Teacher
I feel most connected to nature, or myself when I am riding my bike, spending time with my family, or hiking in the mountains.
What makes my heart happy at school is when I see students try a new activity and be excited to engage with it.
What I do to help my body be strong, feel energetic, and stay healthy is I eat a good breakfast, and lunch. I drink LOTS of water throughout the day. I do some exercise every day for myself.
I learn best from hands on learning.
Kim Fraunberger - Wellness Lead / Teacher
I feel most connected when I travel to other countries and experience other cultures, am outside hiking in the mountains, or journaling.
My heart is happy at school when I see students try something new and learn about themselves.
To keep my body healthy and strong, I am active every day and love running, yoga, strength training, skating, biking, hiking. I eat small nutritious meals and prioritize my mental health by meditating and talking things out.
I learn best through hands on learning!
Tim Mang - Teacher
I feel most connected to nature when climbing or snowboarding in the mountains.
My heart is happiest at school when students are smiling, and they feel the class was worth their time.
I am active every day; running, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, training, sports...and I eat lots of healthy vegetables.
I learn best when I get to physically experience the learning or task.
FAQ - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
WHAT WE ARE DOING DIFFERENTLY DURING COVID-19?:
- Students remain in their homeroom cohort for Physical Education; each cohort remains separate from any other groups during class
- Classes will be outdoors whenever possible
- Students are picked up by their Physical Education teacher at their homeroom to minimize moving through the school and associating with students outside their own cohort
- Indoor classes will be separate from other PE classes; we will use the gymnasium, HUB area and Fitness studio for classes in order to keep cohorts seperated
- Masks are worn unless we participating in aerobic activity such as running
- Students sanitize their hands before class and after class
- Equipment is sanitized between classes
- Activities are being modified to reduce the possible spread of covid-19; for example instead of playing a football game with 15 students on each team, smaller games with 6 students will be organized
PLEASE READ BELOW TO REVIEW PAST P.E. NEWS AND UPDATES FROM FALL TO WINTER:
We have faced many challenges in 2020, not only in our own personal lives but also in regards to participating in Physical Education. Terry Fox students have continued to participate in Physical Education whether in person or on line. As teachers, we have challenged ourselves to become more competent at teaching Physical Education online. We have been developing a quiver of strategies in order to maximize success. Student's at Terry Fox have had to learn a new way of completing Physical Education while at home. There have been many challenges along the way and we are not done being challenged by this pandemic yet; however overall we have been successful in ensuring that our students receive high quality Physical Education programming whether in person or online. We are proud of our students for their resiliency in participating through tough conditions. In particular it's worth mentioning the outstanding success that students had Cross Country Skiing this year. All students had the chance to try skiing and many students significantly developed their skills. It was rewarding to see so many students with smiles on their faces as they slid across the snowy schoolyard.
- Cross Country Skiing
- Gaga Ball
- Digital Scavenger Hunt
- Community walks
- Circuit training
- Broom ball
It has generally been a beautiful fall for outdoor Physical Education! We did have a bitterly cold week with snow and it is was amazing to see students adjust to the weather and continue their learning despite the challenge. It is important for students to check the weather forecast, being mindful of when their class will take place. For example if your student has Physical Education in the morning, it is important to pay attention to the forecast for the morning (the overnight low temperature) and not just the day's forecasted high temperature. It is also important to be mindful of what the weather forecast is predicting for wind (wind chill values) in order to adequately prepare for the day's class. If the field is wet or if rain or snow is expected, it is highly recommended that students bring an extra pair of socks.
FALL ACTIVITIES/ UNITS OF STUDY:
- Community walks
- Cross Country Running
- Track and Field
- Ultimate Frisbee and possibly Disc Golf
- Fitness Testing and Circuit training
PHYSICAL EDUCATION EVENTS:
Terry Fox Run, September 23rd:
The Physical Education team worked hard to modify this years Terry Fox Run to make it safe and successful. Students ran and walked a 200 m lap for their Terry Fox Run, completing as many laps as they could. It was impressive to see students trying their best, having fun and further developing their own fitness. We did not have students fundraise for the Terry Fox Foundation this year however if you wish to make a donation to this amazing cause, please visit:
Secret Path Week and the Walk for Wenjack, October 22nd:
We are so proud of our students for their participation in Secret Path Week and the Walk for Wenjack. The walk for Wenjack occurs on October 22nd to honour the late Chanie Wenjack and also to educate Canadians about the history of residential schools in Canada. Students showed discipline and respect on the walk, demonstrating that Terry Fox Students care about our path towards reconciliation. Students also made a commitment towards a "reconciliation action" (reconciliACTION) as a part of Secret Path Week. Please visit the Gordon Downie Chanie Wenjack website if you would like to learn more or make a donation to their fund.