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.
P.E. is one of the core programs of study required by Alberta Education, and students must successfully complete up to and including Grade 10 P.E. to graduate with their diploma. One of our Physical Education goals is to help students recognize the importance of regular exercise in their lives and to encourage daily participation in physical activity. We hope that participation becomes a lifetime habit for our students.
It is our belief that students who are well enough to be at school are generally well enough to participate in P.E. activities. In circumstances where a student has an illness (common cold, sore throat, stomach ache etc.) that reduces their ability to participate, we request that a note from the parent/guardian explaining:
- the nature of the ailment
- any modifications that can be made or ways in which the student can still participate
- a note should be sent on the day(s) in question
- On these days students will still be required to change and participate to the best of their ability.
- If they are too ill to do this, they should not be in school.
A note from a parent/guardian will excuse a student from class participation for a maximum of 3 days (a note is valid for one day unless otherwise stated in the note). Students will not be allowed to phone home during class time to be excused. If the injury/condition is likely to affect involvement in 4 or more successive P.E. classes, a doctor’s letter will normally be requested, specifying range of dates affected.
P.E. Locker Use
All P.E. strip and personal items are to be stored in the locker room locker. Students are given a lock to use in the locker room. P.E. clothing and personal items are often lost when students:
- leave clothing/belongings on top of benches or floors
- do not securely lock their lockers
- tell other students their locker combination, or
- do not properly label their clothing
If something is lost, it is the student's responsibility to check daily with their teacher to see if it has been found. In the meantime, students may wear 'loaners,' but after a 5-day grace period, new regulation clothing must be purchased. Students should place all school supplies in their hall locker before coming to P.E. classes.