Physical Education

Kindergarten through fourth grade physical education curriculum exposes students to a wide range of activities and sports. These encourage an understanding of the need for a heart-healthy diet and a life-long commitment to physical activity. An important part of our physical education program is supporting the mission of our church and school. By emphasizing sportsmanship, and the ability to learn from mistakes, we help students grow closer to God by living out the gospel in daily activities.

kindergarten through second grade

The focus is on developing and learning basic movement skills (balance, coordination, loco-motor skills, opposition in kicking and throwing, catching, etc.) through play-type activities. Activities work on these skills while emphasizing teamwork, cooperation, fair play, and an emphasis on playing with a Christian attitude (not necessarily winning).

third and fourth grades

The focus is on continuing to develop skills, while teaching sports skills and rules. Sports skills are broken down into simple step-by-step processes and related to the basic skills that were covered in the K-2 grades. Some of the sports that are covered include volleyball, basketball, softball, football, soccer, handball, bowling, tennis, badminton, and hockey.

Fifth

The basic emphasis of this course is to expose the students to learn about a variety of physical activities, which are invigorating, fun to do, and which contribute to a positive physical, social, and emotional growth. These programs will enhance the total individual and will hopefully lead to a lifetime of enjoyment of physical activity and a pursuit of a healthy lifestyle.

Sixth

The basic emphasis of this course is to expose the students to learn about a variety of physical activities, which are invigorating, fun to do, and which contribute to a positive physical, social, and emotional growth. These programs enhance the total individual and lead to a lifetime of enjoyment of physical activity and a pursuit of a healthy lifestyle.

Seventh

The course introduces many activities through skills and games. It ensures that all students achieve an adequate level of skill and confidence to participate successfully in game play. The curriculum is designed to help students develop positive self-esteem with regard to their physical skills and an appreciation of the lifelong implications of participation in physical activity with regard to their contribution to a healthy lifestyle. A great deal of emphasis is placed upon demonstrating good sportsmanship and character qualities, becoming a knowledgeable spectator, practicing appropriate behaviors for co-ed physical activities, using good judgment, and contributions as a teammate to team and class success.

Eighth

This course is designed as a culminating physical education opportunity for students. Students will utilize the knowledge, skills, and strategies they have accumulated during their kindergarten through seventh grade experiences. The curriculum is designed to help students develop positive self-esteem with regard to their physical skills and an appreciation of the lifelong implications of participation in physical activity with regard to their contribution to a healthy lifestyle. A great deal of emphasis is placed upon demonstrating good sportsmanship and character qualities, becoming a knowledgeable spectator, practicing appropriate behaviors for co-ed physical activities, using good judgment, and contributions as a teammate to team and class success.