Physical Education

The aim of Physical Education 8 to 10 is to enable all students to develop knowledge, movement skills, positive attitudes and behaviours that contribute to a healthy, active lifestyle.

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION YEAR 3-PE 8

(MPHE-08-IB)

Physical Education is co-educational. This  program provides opportunities for all students to be physically active regularly and to develop an appreciation for and enjoyment of movement in a variety of activities from the following three categories: individual and dual activities, major and minor games, rhythmic movement (dance and gymnastic activities) as well as alternative environment activities.

Formative and summative assessment and evaluation will include a combination of social responsibility and engagement, planning for performance and reflection, written tests, skill testing, fitness testing.

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION YEAR 4: PE 9 BOYS & GIRLS

(MPHE-09BIB) or (MPHE-09GIB)

At grade 9 Physical education classes are gender specific.  This  program provides opportunities for all students to be physically active regularly and to develop an appreciation for and enjoyment of movement in a variety of activities from the following three categories: individual and dual activities, major and minor games rhythmic movement (dance and gymnastic activities) as well as alternative environment activities.

Formative and summative assessment and evaluation will include a combination of social responsibility and engagement, planning for performance and reflection, written tests, skill testing, fitness testing.

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION YEAR 5: PE 10 BOYS & GIRLS 

(MPE-10-BIB or MPE-10GIB ~ 4 CREDITS EACH)

At grade 10 Physical Education classes are gender specific. This  program provides opportunities for all students to be physically active regularly and to develop an appreciation for and enjoyment of movement in a variety of activities from the following three categories: individual and dual activities, major and minor games rhythmic movement (dance and gymnastic activities) as well as alternative environment activities.

Formative and summative assessment and evaluation will include a combination of social responsibility and engagement, planning for performance and reflection, written tests, skill testing, fitness testing.

SPORTS AND RECREATION MENTORSHIP 10-12 (4 CREDITS and Outside Timetable)

Sports and Recreation Mentorship is a Board Authorised elective course that provides an opportunity for senior students to take on a mentorship role in sports and recreation at Rockridge, in elementary schools, and in the community. This is a great opportunity for teenagers to help kids in their community and bridge the gap between elementary and high schools.

  1. Classes/Workshops ( 20 – 25 hours) Students will complete about 8 – 10 workshops throughout the year, outside the school schedule.  Topics include; Leadership Styles, Communications, Coaching, Conflict Management, Teamwork, Motivation, Safety, Ethics, etc.2
  2. Sports and Recreation Coaching, Leadership and Management practicum ( 20 – 30 hours) :Students will be assigned a team, club, individual or class at Rockridge, in the community or one of our Family of Schools.  They will take on leadership and organizational roles that support the goals and objectives of the sport and recreation activity. Students can choose from the following areas:
  • Coaching (Individual or team sport): Such as: Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, Circus, Ultimate etc.  
  • Club Organiser: Such as: Badminton, intramurals or Outdoor Recreation
  • Sport administration: Officiating ( Refereeing ,Scoring and timing)
  • Teaching Assistant – Assist in the delivery of Physical Literacy and Outdoor Ed  to students within our PE department, community schools or programs or LSP3.

3. Mentorship ( 10 – 30 hours) Students will participate in a school based event as a counselor to assist, mentor, connect and provide support and guidance to our up and coming leaders. Events could include: Grade 8 Camp Summit, Grade 9 Grouse Mountain Adventure or Elementary Outdoor Schools and Sports days.

4.  Community Event ( 5 – 10 hours)  Along with working in elementary schools and within Rockridge, students will be required to assist or run a school or community sports event such as Terry Fox Run, Raven camps, staff/student games intramurals.

Cost: $75 includes class gear and Mentorship Workshop

ACTIVE LIVING 11/12 CO-ED (formerly PE 11/12)

(MACLV–11, MACLV–12 ~ 4 CREDITS EACH)

Active Living 11/12 is an elective course open to any student who would like to maintain an active lifestyle. A variety of individual and team games/activities will be offered to develop fitness levels and an interest in and appreciation of physical activity. Emphasis will be on game play.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: STRENGTH AND POWER 10, ACTIVE LIVING: STRENGTH AND POWER 11/12

(MPE-10SPI MACLV–11S&P, MACLV–12S&P ~ 4 CREDITS EACH)

This Physical Education class fulfills all of the course requirements outlined in the P.E. IRP.. P.E. (Strength and Power) is taken in lieu of regular Physical Education. At the grade 11 & 12 level this is an Applied Skills elective worth four credits.

The focus of this course is the physical preparation for students who are training towards participation in elite level sport. The classes will be divided equally into two areas of preparation: 1) power and agility development and 2) sport specific strength and conditioning.  Optional fee for enrichment materials-$250.

ACTIVE LIVING: BE YOGA 11/12

(MACLV–11YOG, MACLV–12YOG ~ 4 CREDITS EACH)

This course is designed to introduce students to a variety of exercise options via a focus on Yoga, movement, balance. The programs offered are generally low impact in nature and non-competitive and will provide students with the knowledge to continue an active lifestyle well after the course is completed. A fee will be charged for specialty instructors that will be brought in throughout the year.

The course may cover activities from the following categories: Alternate/outdoor pursuits. Strength and Flexibility, Bands and Balls, Pilates, Mind and Body, Community Exploration, Healthy Heart and Lungs, Dance, Massage and Movement Arts. It is highly recommended that students provide their own yoga mat for this class. Optional fee for enrichment materials-$50.