Physical Education Department

Physical Education is the only subject that makes your heart race!

TRY DAY 2022

Friday April 29th, 2022 - This year our school introduced cricket to the student body. Our leadership students were able to plan and teach this activity to several of our phys ed classes. Did you know that the sport Cricket is the second most popular in the world! "I wasn't sure I would like it at first, but it was a lot of fun to try something new!" Cricket is a striking and fielding game where the bowler "pitches" the ball to the batsman who tries to hit the ball and score as many runs as they and their partner can by running in between the wickets.

Thanks to all of our leadership students in Mr. Bjorgan's class who worked on the planning process and who were able to teach the skills to our classes! It was a great day of fun and learning. We look forward to continuing to hone our cricket skills!

The health and physical education curriculum provides students with learning opportunities that will help them make positive decisions about all aspects of their health and encourage them to lead healthy, active lives. Students develop an understanding of the importance of physical fitness, health, and well-being, and the factors that contribute to them; personal commitment to daily vigorous physical activity and positive health behaviours; and the skills and knowledge to participate in physical activities throughout their lives.

Course Offerings

Healthy Active Living Gr. 9 - PPL10

Healthy Active Living Gr.10 - PPL20

Healthy Active Living Gr.11 - PPL30

Healthy Active Living Gr.12 - PPL40

Hockey Focus Gr.9,10,11 - PAI 10,20,30


PPL10

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.

No prerequisite required


PPL20

This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.

No prerequisite required


PPL30

This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities and exposure to a broader range of activity settings, students enhance their movement competence, personal fitness, and confidence. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.

No prerequisite required


PPL40

This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices. It places special emphasis on how students can maintain the habits of healthy, active living throughout their lives as they make the transition to adulthood and independent living. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities in a variety of settings, students can enhance their movement competence, personal fitness, and confidence. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.

No prerequisite required


PAI10,20,30

This course is offered to enhance student engagement and provide HCCSS athletes with a platform for optimal development. Students receive individualized hockey instruction from experienced and qualified instructors. The course is recommended for competitive hockey players with a goal of playing hockey at a higher level. The Hockey Program offered at Holy Cross was designed to meet the learning expectations of the Ontario Health and Physical Education curriculum through a specific area of focus, “hockey.” Learning goals are delivered during on-ice sessions, off-ice training, and in the classroom. The technical curriculum for the program is based on the design from Hockey Canada’s “Skills Academy.

No prerequisite is required

Space is limited

Hockey Focus Brochure

FITNESS CLASSES

Personal Fitness Gr.11 - PAF 30

Personal Fitness Gr.12 - PAF 40

PAF30/40

These courses focus on the development of a healthy lifestyle and participation in a variety of enjoyable fitness-related activities that have the potential to engage students’ interests throughout their lives. Specific strategies that set this course apart from the PPL3O/4O course include an emphasis on strength training, aerobic training, flexibility, and injury prevention. Students will be encouraged to develop personal competence in a variety of physical activities and will be given opportunities to practice goal-setting, decision-making, social and interpersonal skills. Students will also study the components of mental health, personal safety, and nutrition.

No prerequisite required


KINESIOLOGY

Kinesiology Gr.12 - PSK 4U


PSK4U

This course focuses on the study of human movement and of systems, factors, and principles involved in human development. Students will learn about the effects of physical activity on health and performance, the evolution of physical activity and sport, and the physiological, psychological, and social factors that influence an individual’s participation in physical activity and sport. The course prepares students for university programs in physical education and health, kinesiology, health sciences, health studies, recreation, and sports administration.

Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 university or university/college preparation course in science, or any Grade 11 or 12 course in health and physical education


**JUNIOR SEAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR ARE CLOSED**

For current grade 8 students, information for the 2023-24 school year will be communicated to your grade 8 teacher