PHYSICAL & HEALTH EDUCATION


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FARAGUNA, Dave David.Faraguna@burnabyschools.ca
PREDA, Cosmin Cosmin.Preda@burnabyschools.ca
SHORTHOUSE, Steve Steve.Shorthouse@burnabyschools.ca Athletics Director
VAN BYLANDT, Marcus Marcus.vanBylandt@burnabyschools.ca Department Head
VAN DUYNHOVEN, Amanada Amanda.vanDuynhoven@burnabyschools.ca

 

Course Descriptions


Grade 8 Courses


PHYSICAL & HEALTH EDUCATION 8
Physical and Health Education (PHE) emerges from two areas of learning: physical education and health education. Both are brought together in order to promote and develop all aspects of well-being. Physical education focuses on the development of physical literacy, which contributes to building the competence and confidence students will need to participate in a variety of activities and environments throughout their lives. Health education focuses on the development of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs related to health literacy and encompasses several important health and safety topics.

 

Grade 9 Courses


PHYSICAL & HEALTH EDUCATION 9
Physical and Health Education (PHE) emerges from two areas of learning: physical education and health education. Both are brought together in order to promote and develop all aspects of well-being. The PHE curriculum is strongly linked to the personal awareness and responsibility core competencies.

 

Grade 10 Courses


PHYSICAL & HEALTH EDUCATION 10
This course focuses on assisting students to gain an understanding of their strengths, areas for development and personal preferences in planning and achieving health and fitness goals. Through trying a variety of physical activities, students will increase their chances of being active throughout their lives. In addition to being physically active students will also learn about how healthy choices influence, and are influenced by, our physical, emotional and mental well-being. Students will learn how personal fitness can be maintained and improved through regular participation in physical activities.

This course explores concepts such as physical literacy, healthy and active living, social and community health and mental well-being.

 

Grade 11/12 Courses


ACTIVE LIVING 11/12
Active Living 11/12 enables students to explore and learn about the concept of recreation through participation in a variety of physical activities that fit their interests and passions. Students wanting to incorporate a variety of recreational activities during their graduation years will benefit from this curriculum. In this course baseball will be the primary focus for physical activities.


FITNESS & CONDITIONING 11/12
Both courses enable students to deepen their understanding of health and fitness while also equipping them with the attitudes and skill sets they need to become lifelong participants in physical activity and fitness. Students considering a career path in the health and fitness industry or an educational path in a related field of study (e.g., kinesiology) will benefit from this curriculum, as will students wanting to learn more about their personal fitness and conditioning levels.


APPLICATIONS OF LEADERSHIP PHE 11/12
Applications of PHE Leadership has been developed to support and encourage students to explore their personal abilities in leading activities and students in a recreational sports environment. Students are encouraged to seek out meaningful interaction with younger students in order to improve their physical and health education experience. Theory and skill development is designed to support the physical and health education goals of skill development, social and personal responsibility, and principles of athletic inclusion.

Students will learn skills that will allow them to move through the process of developing as leaders, facilitators and organizers in a recreational sporting environment.

 

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