Physical Education

Off-Campus Learning Opportunities

Effective March 8, 2021, schools that are able to adhere to recently approved COVID-19 protocols may now operate school owned buses to support off-campus learning opportunities.  At William Aberhart, we are pleased to share that we are able to offer off-campus opportunities such as kayaking, billiards and wall climbing to our PE 20/30 students. The following health and safety measures are an update to the School Re-Entry Plan that is posted on the school web site and apply to PE 20/30 classes taking our school owned buses to off-site venues. 

If, after reading the measures, you do not wish your child to participate in any off site activities, please let the teacher know and alternative learning opportunities will be provided at the school.  We anticipate that students will be going off-campus once a week.

Before Loading the Bus:

  • The teacher and students will complete an AHS Online Self-Assessment tool.
  • The teacher and students will wear masks.
  • A seating plan will be established and adhered to at all times.  
  • To facilitate contact tracing, a copy of the seating plan will be kept with the Teacher in Charge and filed, along with a Bus Sanitation Checklist, with the school administration.
  • No more than one cohort will be on a bus.  Individual classroom cohorts will be maintained during transportation to and from any external field trip site, as well as at the location of the field trip site.
  • Students will load the bus from back to front according to the seating plan.
  • Wherever possible, there will be 1 student per seat.  No more than 2 students will be seated together.
  • Students will not have access to locker rooms/change rooms at an off-site location. 

If a Student Develops Symptoms During the Activity:

  • If students develop symptoms during the activity, there will be a designated area to isolate the ill individual at each site, the teacher in-charge will carry a first aid kit which includes a touch free thermometer, extra masks, a face shield, gloves, hand sanitizer, and a hard copy of the AHS Assessment form.
  • If a student develops symptoms during the activity, the student will be isolated in the designated area; the teacher-in-charge will complete the hard copy of the AHS Assessment form and record the student’s temperature. 
  • The teacher-in-charge will notify school administration who will then notify the student’s parent(s). 
  • Based on the AHS directives on the assessment form, school administration will inform the parent(s) whether the student is legally required isolate or quarantine and whether a COVID-19 test is recommended.
  • Parent(s) will be asked to pick their child up from the off site venue within the hour.   
  • Students who develop symptoms during the activity will not be permitted to return to the school on the bus.  

After Loading the Bus:

  • Attendance will be taken (going to and from the activity)
  • The teacher and students will wear masks
  • Unloading of the bus will happen from front to back

After the off-site activity:

  • The bus will be cleaned and high touch surfaces will be thoroughly disinfected
  • The CBE staff member, who is driving the bus, after each time the bus is used, will complete a CBE Bus Sanitization Checklist, which will be collected by school administration along with the seating plan and maintained for the current school year plus one additional year. 

Service Providers:

  • Service Providers who have Master Agreements with the CBE are being provided with updated agreements, which now include pandemic/COVID-19 information.  They are being informed that schools will not be able to book with them until the updated version of the Master Agreement has been signed.
  • The CBE requires third party facilities or facilitators who do not have a Master Agreement with the CBE to sign a Service Provider COVID-19 Acknowledgement form. This form must be filled out by the Teacher in Charge and sent to the Service Provider for each activity and it must be signed by the Service Provider and returned to the school prior to the activity taking place.  The signed forms will be kept with the original Acknowledgement of Risk forms. 
  • Schools are currently not able to book with the University of Calgary due to their implementation of a waiver, which we cannot sign.
  • At this time, third party facilitators (Service Providers) are not permitted to come into schools.


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.

Learner Outcomes

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.

Evaluation

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%
Skills 10%10%
Service10%

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.

Course Descriptions

Physical Education 10 

(5 credits)

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, written work, and skills.

Physical Education 20 

(5 credits)

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/racquetball, curling, bowling, and self-defence. Students are also required to give 5 hours of service in any of the three areas of Physical Education: core program, intramurals, or athletics.

Physical Education 20 

(3 credits)

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 

(5 credits)

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, sailing, scuba diving, golfing, wall climbing, squash / racquetball, curling, bowling, and self defence. Students are also required to give 5 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

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