Athletics & PE
Our physical education program provides opportunities for all students to be physically active regularly and to develop an appreciation for and enjoyment of movement in the following categories: outdoor activities, fitness, games, as well as individual and dual activities.
Physical Education is also an integral part of the total education progress. Students who participate in regular physical education classes enjoy enhanced memory and learning, better concentration and increased problem-solving abilities. They are willing to take appropriate risks and have a more positive attitude toward themselves and others.
All students are required to have:
- running shoes for gym use only;
- shorts, t-shirt, socks
- student should also have suitable outdoor wear for certain activities.
All students are required to have: running shoes (non-marking) and a change of clothes that are breathable and comfortable. Showers are available on site for students to use. Students are asked to leave valuables in their lockers. Anything lost or stolen will not be replaced by the Physical Education Department.
If a student is ill or may need to be excused from activity for a short time, a note from home is required. If a student is medically excused for a longer period of time, a note from a physician is required, and alternate work will be provided.
The athletic teams and clubs available at Lakes District Secondary are listed below. Should you have questions concerning a particular team or club, talk to Mrs. Brown. We are always looking for parents to help, and we would definitely welcome other activities not listed that you would like to sponsor/coach.
- Mountain biking
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH 8
- physical literacy, healthy and active living, social and community health, mental wellbeing.
- group work
- independent projects
Students will learn:
- fundamental movement skills in a variety of activities and environment.
- to demonstrate safety, fair play, and leadership.
- develop strategies for promoting healthy eating choices.
- to create strategies for promoting health and well-being.
- to create strategies to manage life challenges.
Students in Grade 8 will be provided with an opportunity to experience a variety of activities outdoors. Examples of activities are:
Activities happen throughout the year.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH 9 (required)
The physical education program is based on 5 Big Ideas:
- Daily participation in different types of physical activity influences our physical literacy and personal health and fitness goals.
- Lifelong participation in physical activity has many benefits and is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.
- Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
- Healthy relationships can help us lead rewarding and fulfilling lives.
- Advocating for the health and well-being of others connects us to our community.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION and HEALTH FOR GRADES 10, 11, AND 12
The Physical Education program is based on the following Big Ideas:
- Understanding our strengths, weaknesses, and personal preferences help us plan and achieve our goals.
- Trying a variety of physical activities can increase the likelihood that we will be active throughout our lives.
- Healthy choices influence, and are influenced by, our physical, emotional and mental well being.
- Personal fitness can be maintained and improved through regular participation in physical activities
Required Courses for Dogwood Diploma:
- PE 10
PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10 (required) 4 credits
- Apply movement skills in a variety of physical activities and environments.
- Demonstrate safety, fair play, and leadership.
- work at different exertion levels.
Healthy and Active Living:
- Increase confidence and encourage participation in lifelong activities.
- Analyze media influences that influence health and well-being.
- Assess strategies to pursue healthy living goals.
Social and Community Health:
- Develop skills to respond to healthy relationships, social influences.
- The relationship between physical activities, mental well-being, and overall health.
VOLLEYBALL 10, 11, 12 (this course can count as PE 10 credits) 4 credits
Pre-requisite: Physical and Health Education 8
The focus of the program:
- Develop students' knowledge, skills, and abilities in the sport of volleyball.
- Provide each student with the opportunity to reach their full potential in the sport.
- For students to gain the ability of being able to participate in volleyball for life: as a player, a referee, or a future instructor or coach.
- Skill development, rules, offensive and defensive, officiating, sports specific fitness training and community involvement.
BASKETBALL 10, 11, 12 (this course can count as PE 10 credits) 4 credits
the focus of the program:
- share the game of basketball with students by teaching skills, values and wellness in a positive and fun environment.
- To strengthen to culture of youth basketball by using a holistic approach.
- Empowering students to live a full and healthy life.
- Teaching advanced basketball concepts.
HOCKEY SKILLS 9 (elective) 4 credits
Pre-requisite: Able to skate and full hockey gear. This course is open to all genders.
The focus of the program:
- 3.5 hours of on-ice training and 2.5 hours of off-ice training per week.
- Skating, puck handling, shooting techniques and individual offense and defense.
- The rink divided into stations in order to maximize practice time and rink space.
- Conditioning through running, strength training, power principles, speed, agility, nutrition.
- Students must complete a logbook for goals, performance, and drill recordings
THERE MAY BE A COURSE ENHANCEMENT FEE OF $100
HOCKEY SKILLS 10, 11, 12 (this course can count as PE 10 credits) 4 credits
Prerequisite: Being able to skate and full hockey gear. This course is open to all genders.
This course is offered during first semester only and combines both on-ice and off-ice training. Students will receive 3.5 hrs. of on ice-training and 2.5 hours of off-ice training per week.
The focus of the program:
- Skating, puck handling, shooting techniques and individual offensive and defensive principles.
- On-ice sessions will often have the rink divided into stations to maximize practice time and rink space.
- Conditioning through running, strength training, power principles, speed, agility, nutrition and health.
- Students must complete a logbook for goals, performance and drill recordings.
There may be a course enhancement fee of $100.
ACTIVE LIVING 11 (elective) 4 credits
Health and Well-Being:
- The role of nutrition and how it can affect health and performance.
- Potential short- and long-term consequences of health decisions.
- Benefits of physical activities for health and mental well-being.
- Physical activity safety and etiquette
- Injury prevention and management.
- Proper physical movement patterns, including non-locomotor, locomotor, and manipulative skills.
- Ways to monitor and adjust physical exertion levels.
- Rules and guidelines for different types of sports and activities.
Recreational resources available in the community.
ACTIVE LIVING 12 (elective) 4 credits
Refer to Active Living 11 course description.
YOGA/FITNESS 11 (elective) 4 credits
This course is designed for 11 and 12 students who want to maintain or improve their physical fitness through alternate Physical Fitness activities focusing on Yoga and fitness/weight training.
- Yoga classes
- Weight Room / Fitness Activities
- Small Assignments
- Develop personal goals and a personal fitness plan
- Keep a log of their daily physical training
- Students will work towards leadership goals like leading the class in warm-up routines or leading the group in discussions on many topics
YOGA/FITNESS 12 (elective) 4 credits
Refer to Yoga and Fitness 11 course description.
- Learn more instances as to how and when to apply skills to enhance their daily lives and support their growth after secondary school.
- Students will either teach a class or complete a fitness video.