Physical Education is a fun-filled program that promotes physical literacy through a variety of movement activities. The emphasis of the program is to promote sportsmanship, cooperation and fair play through movement. Children attended three thirty-minute classes a cycle, participated in Skating for an 5 week period (Grades K-1) and were involved in 8 sessions of Swimming lessons (Grades 2-6). We also participated in a school wide Healthy Commotion Day during the fall, along with a number of school-wide walks.
- Terry Fox Run– This year, as in other years, students walk to remember Terry Fox’s life and the impact that Terry made toward raising awareness and money toward Cancer research in Canada.
- Our school continues to participate in the Active Schools Program. This program offers a non-competitive, simple, fun and appealing program where every child without exception can enjoy the benefits of physical activity every day. It brings physical activity into the classrooms and teaches students how to stay active and healthy.
- A large number of students participated in the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletic Association Cross-Country Running Series for Schools, as well as in the Hershey Track and Field in the spring of the year.
- Lunch time intramural games were offered to all students from Grades 4 – 6, and soceer with Mr. Turpin (Gr. 6 Teacher) for Grades 1-3, to those who wish to participate. These games are under the supervision and organization of our Physical Education teachers. The sports played vary throughout the year. They rotate through various lunch time sessions in order to get the opportunity to participate in extra physical activity during the school day. After school sports was offered to grade five and six students 3 days per week providing an opportunity for students to participate in a variety of non-competitive sports and physical activities.