Physical Education is offered two sessions per week for 40 minutes each session and is taught by a certified Physical Education professional. The classes are planned so that children can develop muscle skills, and express themselves freely. The physical education program de-emphasizes competition and offers activities to enhance aerobic conditioning. The purpose of the physical education program in the elementary school is to
Improve students’ physical fitness.
Help students develop respect for their own minds and bodies.
Promote healthy attitudes toward exercise that will improve cardiovascular health and address unhealthy body mass measures.
A state sanctioned physical fitness testing program is administered beginning in grade four. The physical fitness test results provide each student with a personal fitness profile, educators with critical information for planning effective fitness programs, and serve as a school-community communication tool. Students are tested in four areas: abdominal strength, aerobic capacity, upper body strength, and flexibility.
"You are not fully Educated until you are Physically Educated"