Physical education (PE)
The PE program emphasizes the holistic well-being of every student. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for all, enabling children to develop healthy relationships, take ownership of their learning experience and reflect on their actions.
The PE program promotes growth by allowing students every possibility to learn and explore the diverse aspects of movement in a non-traditional, fun and engaging environment creating a community of learners with a growth mindset.
The middle school physical education program is designed to encourage maximum participation during class time, as well as the means to improve a student's learning in various (transferable) areas, such as with the development of various movements, social and (inter)personal skills, problem solving and critical thinking skills. During each term, students in Grades 5-8 participate in a variety of sports and activities that meet three times each eight-day cycle. Classes take place indoors, outdoors and in our school pool throughout the year.
All middle school students who are physically able are required to take PE. Attendance requirements for PE are the same as they are for other academic classes. Absence from PE for up to three days owing to a small injury or convalescence is possible with a parent's note. For longer periods, a physician's statement is required. Students who are excused from participating in PE activities for health reasons are still expected to attend PE class.