Physical Education

Welcome to Healthy Active Living         
 Interactive Overview

       Department Heads:

          Andrew Ashton ([email protected]) &
          Marybeth Makhoul ([email protected])

          We offer a wide variety of activity-based courses that aim
          to promote and foster life-long healthy and active living.

PPL Courses - Healthy Active Living Education, Open, Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12

These courses equip 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.

PAF Courses - Personal Fitness, Open, Grades 10, 11 & 12

This course focuses on the development of a personalized approach to healthy active living through participation in a variety of enjoyable fitness related activities. This course will emphasize personal fitness through weight training, cross training and cardiorespiratory training. Students will be encouraged to develop personal fitness plans and take actions to meet their defined goals. In addition they will be given opportunities to refine their decision making and interpersonal skills in order to enhance their mental health and personal safety.

PAD Courses - Outdoor Education, Open, Grades 10, 11 & 12

This course is designed to provide the opportunity for students to gain competency in outdoor and adventure skills while at the same time developing a sense of responsibility for the state of our environment and how to enjoy it responsibly. Through activities that require effective group dynamics and trust among peers, the course aims to develop important team work and leadership skills. Following ministry curriculum, the students develop an idea of what it means to follow a healthy, active lifestyle through outdoor activities, as well as develop decision-making and leadership skills.

PAR3O Course- Yoga, Open, Grade 11

Using an informed and experiential study of YOGA, students will be provided with the skills to develop health, emotional stability, self-awareness and life skills. The principles and techniques of YOGA are presented as an effective means for supporting teenagers in dealing with the challenges in their lives.

PSK4U Course - Introduction to Kinesiology, University, Grade 12

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.

IDP4O Course - Police and Fire Services, Open, Grade 12

This course emphasizes the development of practical skills and knowledge to solve problems, make decisions in the area of Police and Fire Services. Through individual and collaborative inquiry and research into contemporary issues, real-life situations, and careers, students will apply the principles and skills derived from the Emergency Services. They will also learn how to select strategies to define problems, research alternative solutions, assess their thinking in reaching decisions and adapt to change as they acquire new knowledge.


For information regarding our Athletics' Program - Intramurals and Interscholastic Sports - please visit our Athletics page.


If your child has suffered a concussion or you suspect a concussion please consult your child's Vice Principal (Last Name A-K: Jonathan Capello or Last Name L-Z: Colleen Taylor). Following a suspected concussion a student may not be able return to learn or participate in physical activity until they have medical clearance. Documentation for a student to return to school can be obtained from their Vice Principal. For Concussion Protocol information please visit OPHEA Concussion Protocol 

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