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.

FITNESS and CONDITIONING: STRENGTH AND POWER 10/11/12

(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 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.

ACTIVE LIVING: GIRLS SENIOR FIT (Fitness for fun) 10/11/12

(MPE-10GIB, MACLV–11, MACLV–12 ~ 4 CREDITS EACH)

This course is specifically designed for students interested in “Fitness for Life” and will focus on  recreation, community and participation.  Many activities will be movement focused such as yoga, pilates, zumba, small ball release, dance as well as martial arts. Opportunities will also be provided to play recreational sports and cooperative games such as Handball, Volleyball, Badminton, Basketball. Field trip opportunities will allow students to explore local community activities such as skating, climbing, bowling and hiking.   The $90 fee for this course covers: specialist instructors and field trips.

The course will focus on the three big ideas from the BC Curriculum:

  • Physical activity is an important part of overall health and well-being
  • Finding enjoyable recreational activities can motivate people to participate more regularly in physical activity.
  • Safety and injury prevention practices allow lifelong participation in physical activities
Outdoor Recreation 

This is a district program open to all West Vancouver Grade 9*,10,11, 12 students.  The course runs on Thursdays from 12:45pm until ~5:45pm including one or two mandatory multi-day trips.  (* Grade 9’s by recommendation from PE teacher). 

Students receive 8 credits upon completing this program which includes Physical Health Education 10-12 (4 credits)  and  Outdoor Connections 10 or Outdoor Education 11/12 (4 credits). The Outdoor Recreation program takes Physical Health and Education beyond the walls of the gym and explores the local environment through outdoor challenges and pursuits.  The program weaves these experiences together with personal development, community,  environmental stewardship , preparedness and “Leave No Trace” principles. Some activities we may participate in are: kayaking, sailing, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, golf, ultimate, and survival skills. Students will work towards possible certifications such as: Paddle Canada Level 1, Can Sail 1, Belay Certification and Wilderness First Aid. The aim is for students to leave the program experienced, knowledgeable, confident and empowered to safely pursue an active outdoor lifestyle.

The expectation is students are available for extended classes on Thursdays until 6 pm.  Program Cost:$1700 – $2000 ($170 -$200 a month) depending on enrollment numbers Please see the district website for further information and applications.

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