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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, gymnastics as well as individual and dual activates.
 
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 themself and others.
 
All students are required to have:
  • running shoes for gym use only;
  • shorts, t-shirt, socks (track suits optional);
  • towel if student would like to shower;
  • student should also have suitable outdoor wear for certain activities.
 
If a student is to be excused from participation for a period of time in PE, he or she is required to bring a note from home or a doctor. Without a required note or gym strip, students will be required to take part.
 
In grades eight to ten, student will participate in selection activities from the outline below:
 
Team Games Individual and Fitness Gymnastics
 
Dual Activates
 
Lacrosse Badminton Training principles Men's Artistic
 
Basketball Track and Field Strength training Women's Artistic
 
Field hockey Muscular endurance
 
Flag football Flexibility
 
Soccer Stress and relaxation
 
Softball Nutrition and Fitness concepts
 
Team handball Cardio endurance
 
Volleyball
 
 
 
EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
 
The athletic teams and clubs available at Lakes District Secondary are listed below. Should you have questions concering 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.
 
  • Soccer
  • Mountain biking
  • Rugby
  • Snowboarding
  • Volleyball
  • Skiing
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Archery
 
 
 
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH 8
 
This semester course introduces the basic skills and rules of a wide variety of sports activities. Incorporated within each activity is a focus on physical fitness. Evaluation in grades 8-10 is based on the core competencies of communication, thinking, personal and social responsibility. Emphasis is placed on participation and improvement of the desired learning outcomes. Such as: 
 
  • daily participation of different activities
  • lifelong participation and its benefits
  • healthy choices and healthy relationships for each grade level
 
Leadership, sportsmanship, and co-operation with other students and their teacher are also taken into consideration. In meeting objectives, such as the understanding of rules and strategies - written, as well as, practical evaluations will take place.
 
Requirements:
 
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.
 
 
 
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH 9
 
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
 
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.
 
 
 
PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10 (PE 10)
 
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
 
Students are expected to know the following:
 
  • proper technique for movement skills
  • movement concepts and strategies
  • ways to monitor and adjust physical exertion levels
  • health benefits of physical activities
  • individual and dual activities, rhythmic activities, games and outdoor activities
  • training principles including the FITT principle, SAID principle and specificity
  • healthy sexual decision making
  • potential short and long term consequences of health decisions, including those involving physical activity, healthy eating, sleep routines and technology
  • sources of health information
  • basic principles for responding to emergencies
  • strategies to protect themselves and others from potential abuse, exploitation and harm in a variety of settings
  • consequences of bullying, stereotyping and discrimination
 
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 medically excused for a longer period of time, a note from a physician is required, and alternate work will be provided.
 
 
 
ACTIVE LIVING 11 
 
 
Active living 11 - 12 will focus on the following Big Ideas:  Physical activity is an important part of overall health and well-being. Finding enjoyable recreational activities can motivate people to participate more regularly in physical activity, and safety and injury prevention practices allow lifelong participation in physical activities.
 
Students are expected to know the following:  
 
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
 
 
Safety
 
  • physical activity safety and etiquette
  • injury prevention management
 
 
Participation
 
  • 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 
 
 
Refer to PE 11 description
 
 
 
YOGA/FITNESS 11
 
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.
 
Students experience yoga classes, weight room/fitness activities and small assignments. Students will develop personal goals and a personal fitness plan and keep a log of their daily physical training. At the end of the term students will either teach a class or complete a fitness video.  
 
Students achieve growth in the areas of physical fitness, mental fitness and emotional and social fitness.  Human anatomy and physiology content will also be covered. Lessons incorporate activities designed to promote mindfulness, self-awareness and acceptance, and connectedness of body, mind and emotion.  Students is Yoga 12 will 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 work toward leadership goals like leading the class in warm-ups and routines or leading the group in discussions on many topics.
 
 
YOGA/FITNESS 12
 
Refer to Yoga/Fitness 11 course description.
 
 
 
 
HOCKEY SKILLS 9
 
This course is the equivalent of a PE credit.
 
Prerequisite:  Being able to skate and full hockey gear. This course is open to male and female students. This course is offered during first semester only and combines both on-ice and off-ice training. Students will receive 3.5 on-ice training and 2.5 hours off-ice training per week.
 
The focus of the on-ice component will be on skating, puck handling, shooting techniques and individual offensive and defensive principles. On-ice sessions will often have the rink divided into stations in order to maximize practice time and rink space.
 
The off-ice component will include conditioning through running, strength training, power principles, speed, agility, nutrition and health. Students must complete a log book for goals, performance and drill recordings.
 
**Room left in the course will leave spaces available for grades 11 and 12 students who apply.
 
THERE MAY BE A COURSE ENHANCEMENT FEE OF $100.
 
 
 
 
HOCKEY SKILLS 10, 11, 12 
 
This course can count as PE 10 credits.
 
Prerequisite: Being able to skate and full hockey gear. This course is open to male and female students.
 
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 on-ice component will be on skating, puck handling, shooting techniques and individual offensive and defensive principles. On-ice sessions will often have the rink divided into stations in order to maximize practice time and rink space.
 
The off-ice component will include conditioning through running, strength training, power principles, speed, agility, nutrition and health. Students must complete a log book for goals, performance and drill recordings.
 
There may be a course enhancement fee of $100.
 
 
VOLLEYBALL 9-12
 
Prerequisite: Physical and Health Education 8
This course is the equivalent of a PE credit.
 
The Volleyball class is designed to develop students' knowledge, skills and abilities in the sport of Volleyball and provide each student the opportunity to reach full potential in the sport. The main objective of this class is to provide students with the goal of participating in the sport of Volleyball for life: as a player, a referee, or a future instructor or coach. Topics covered in this course will include skill development, rules, offensive and defensive systems, officiating, sport specific fitness training and community involvement.
 
 
 
FITNESS & CONDITIONING 11
 
Our personal fitness can be maintained or enhanced through participation in a variety of activities at different intensity levels. Students will also explore the importance of healthy choices to achieve health and fitness goals. We will analyze fitness myths and fads, also the influences that health messages from a variety of sources and potentially have. Human anatomy and physiology will be taught and ways to stay safe during exercise while following proper training guidelines and techniques.
 
 
 
FITNESS & CONDITIONING 12
 
See above description of Fitness & Conditioning 11.
 
 
 
BASKETBALL 9 - 12
 
This course is the equivalent of a PE credit.
 
This class is to share the game of basketball with students by teaching skills, values and wellness in a positive and fun environment. We take a holistic approach which is intended to strengthen the culture of youth basketball, teach advanced basketball concepts and empower students to live a full and healthy life.