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PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

The Physical and Health Education courses are built on the pillars of a desire for students to connect with each other, connect with nature, as well as develop wellness and leadership. It is the goal that students will re-create the Kingdom of God so that it reflects God’s sense of joy, fun, wonder, and play, by students engaging with one another and ultimately taking this into their lives beyond the classroom and beyond high school.  Students will be encouraged to help each other in order to build an inclusive community that celebrates the God-given gifts and abilities teach member bring to the class.  It is the hope that students will have growth mindset and feel save to challenge themselves in new ways.  Students will be challenged to not only develop their physical literacy, but also aspects of wellness. Additionally, we value connecting with the natural environment – as such all classes look to have students spend some time outdoors.   Students are encouraged to develop leadership through understanding their own unique strengths and how to use them in community.

Graduation Requirements Statement

To graduate, students need to take Physical and Health Education 10.

GENERAL COURSES
Physical and Health Education 9

Prerequisite: Physical and Health Education 8

Description:

Physical and Health Education 9 focuses on exposing students to different types of physical activity to increase physical literacy as well as personal health and fitness goals. Students will learn that healthy choices influence their physical, emotional and mental well-being. Students will be exposed to topics regarding health- both mental and physical. Additionally, they will participate in a variety of sports and activities both on and off campus including: Aquatics, Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Dance, Flag football, Soccer, Skating, Ultimate, and Volleyball.

Additional Information:

  • Students required to wear athletics shoes, athletic shorts or pants, and an RCS shirt for class.
  • Classes are separated into boy-only and girls-only.
Physical and Health Education 10

Prerequisite: Physical and Health Education 9

Graduation Requirement: Physical and Health Education 10

Description:

Physical and Health Education 10 focuses on equipping students to be ‘Fit for Life’ so they will be internally motivated to remain active for the rest of their life.  Students will learn that healthy choices influence, and are influenced by, their physical, emotional, and mental well-being.  Regardless of their natural athletic ability students will learn to understand their strengths, weaknesses, and personal preference to help them achieve their healthy living goals.  This means they will be exposed to a variety of sports and activities, both on and off campus so they will feel comfortable participating in these activities outside of class.  Units in this course include: Basketball, Dance, Golf, Handball, Hockey, Lacrosse, Racquet sports, Self-Defense, Volleyball, and Water Aerobics/Fitness Room.

Additional Information:

  • Students required to wear athletics shoes, athletic shorts or pants, and an RCS shirt for class.
  • Classes are separated into boy-only and girls-only.
FITNESS AND CONDITIONING
Fitness and Conditioning 11

Prerequisite: Physical and Health Education 10

Description:

The course is geared towards RCS student-athletes who would like to learn more extensively about and practice active living, fitness programs, and strength training. Students will have the opportunity to train in specific fitness and conditioning programs to improve their ability to perform in competition for their RCS sports teams. Students will also learn about human anatomy and physiology, the principles and techniques of training, and proper nutrition for training. There is a leadership element to this course.  It is meant for students who are highly motivated to participate in a fitness and skill training program.

Additional Information:

Students required to wear athletics shoes, athletic shorts or pants, and an RCS shirt for class.

ACTIVE LIVING
Active Living 11

Active Living 11

Prerequisite: Physical and Health Education 10

Graduation Requirement: Elective

Description:

Active Living 11 is a co-ed mixed grade course.  This course emphasizes that physical activity is an important part of overall health and well-being.  The focus shifts more to achieving individual fitness and wellness goals as well as game play/strategy than skill development.   Students will learn to safely participate in a variety of sports and activities for people of different abilities, interest, and cultural backgrounds both on and off-campus. Additionally, students will complete some projects as they learn how nutrients can impact health and performance.

Additional Information:

Students required to wear athletics shoes, athletic shorts or pants, and an RCS shirt for class.

Active Living 12

Prerequisite: Active Living 11 or Fitness and Conditioning 11

Graduation Requirement: Elective

Description:

Active Living 12 is a co-ed mixed grade course.  This course emphasize that physical activity is an important part of overall health and well-being.  The focus shifts more to achieving individual fitness and wellness goals as well as game play/strategy than skill development.  Students will learn to safely participate in a variety of sports and activities for people of different abilities, interest, and cultural backgrounds both on and off-campus.  Additionally, students will complete some projects as they learn how nutrients can impact health and performance.  Active Living 12 students will take on a leadership role, both in the class and in the broader school community with regard to organizing, supervising and officiating activities.

Additional Information:

Students required to wear athletics shoes, athletic shorts or pants, and an RCS shirt for class.

OUTDOOR EDUCATION
Outdoor Education 12

Prerequisite: Physical and Health Education 10, Grade 12 standing

Graduation Requirement: Elective

Description:

Outdoor education involves learning about the outdoors, learning in the outdoors and, most importantly, learning from the outdoors. Key learning ideas in this course include: spending time outdoors allows us to develop and understanding of the natural environment, ourselves, and others; Participating safely in Outdoor activities requires communication, teamwork and collaboration; and Participation in outdoor activities allows for the development of leadership skills. In our learning, our goal is to not only see our amazing Creator, but at the same time to ask what it means for us an individual to live for Him. This course focuses on experiential learning. “Tell me, I will forget. Show me, I may remember. Involve me, I will understand” (Chinese Proverb). Therefore, YOU are a key component of this course. Topics covered in this course include: Servant Leadership, Team building, Risk Management, Gear selection, Hiking & Backpacking Preparation, Outdoor Navigation, no trace Camping, Snowshoeing and winter travel, Individual environmental exploration, Kayaking. During the course students will participate in both day and multi-day trips in the fall, winter and spring seasons.

Recommendations:

This course is recommended for responsible students who

  • love the outdoors,
  • are open to personal growth through physical challenges
  • demonstrate a desire to develop leadership skills
  • able to engage in self-reflection

Additional Information:

  • The Outdoor Ed Application  is required for this course and is due on March 1, 2022 at 8am.
  • An application deposit of $250 will be due on March 1, 2022 at 8am. This should be in the form of a cheque post-dated to August 1, 2022. Unsuccessful applicants will have this deposit refunded.
  • The remainder of the course fee $250 will be collected in May 2023.