Physical Education

Physical Education

Students at St. Gabriel Catholic School will enjoy and exhibit a physically active lifestyle, demonstrate competency in many forms of movement and proficiency in some, will apply concepts and principles of movement to skill development and understand that physical activity has components of strength, endurance and flexibility.

Students will:

  • Demonstrate motor skills necessary to participate in a wide variety of physical activities.
  • Understand the link between physical activity, good health and learning.
  • Understand that physical activity is fun and benefits well-being.
  • Explain the relationship between resting pulse and increase heart rate with exercise.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic first aid.
  • Select and participate regularly in physical activities for the purpose of improving skill and maintaining good health.
  • Understand what equipment is necessary for safe participation and be able to explain the rationale for its design.
  • Understand sport concepts as a participant and spectator.
  • Demonstrate good sportsmanship and respect for opponents and officials.

By the end of Grade 4, students will:

  • Demonstrate progress toward the mature form of all locomotor (movement) patterns and selected manipulative and non-locomotor skills such as throwing, catching and kicking.
  • Adapt a physical skill to the demands of a dynamic, unpredictable environment such as balancing with control on a variety of objects.
  • Acquire beginning skills in specialized movement forms such as dribbling and passing a basketball to a moving receiver or jumping and landing for height/distance using mature forms.
  • Apply combined movement skills in a variety of settings.

By the end of Grade 8, students will:

  • Demonstrate competence in numerous versions of lifetime sports (tennis, basketball, hockey, gymnastics, softball, volleyball, track and field, football, soccer).
  • Develop strategies for competitive games using basic offensive and defensive strategies in team sports.
  • Demonstrate increasing competence in more advance specialized physical skills, including officiating and coaching.
  • Choose to participate in organized or recreational sports.
  • Explore how people can enjoy an activity if they are not gifted athletes.