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Orchard Park

Boys Physical Education

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Department Members:

  • Tim Harvey (Boys PE Department Head)
  • Josh Boettger
  • Tracey Cook
  • Mike Narancic
  • Graham Thomas

Fall Sports

  • Grade 9 Touch football
  • Grade 9 Soccer
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Cross Country
  • Tennis
  • Pickleball

Grade 9 Course Description

Healthy Active Living – PPL1O1M

This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Students learning will include the application of movement principles to refine skills. Students will participate   in a variety of activities that enhance personal competence, fitness and health, examination of issues related to healthy sexuality and substance use and abuse. Students will have the opportunity to work on informed decision making, conflict resolution and social skills in making personal choices.

Basketball Focus – PAL1O1B

This course will focus primarily on basketball fundamentals and individual skills. Physical fitness will be incorporated on a regular basis. Skill testing and physical fitness testing will occur throughout the course.

Football Academy – PAL1O1FB

HWDSB Program of Choice Football Academy Grade 9 course will be focused primarily on fundamental football skills, history, positive decision-making, and healthy living strategies. Physical fitness and sport-specific training will also be a part of everyday class expectations.  Students will follow a training schedule and take on responsibilities to enhance their personal management and teamwork skills. In addition, students will be required to complete a leadership component, through a team-based rock climbing course segment.  This program incorporates Football Canada and Ontario Football Alliance elements designed for Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD), and is also based on Grade 9 curriculum.

Grade 10 Course Description

Healthy Active Living – PPL2O1M

This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Students learning will include the application of movement principles to refine skills: participation in a variety of activities that enhance personal competence, fitness, and health: examination of issues related to healthy sexuality, healthy eating, substance use and abuse, and the use of informed decision-making conflict resolution, and social skills in making personal choices.

Personal and Fitness Activities  – PAF2O1M

This focus course is for young men genuinely concerned about their fitness. An initial assessment will be made and a fitness program designed to improve aerobic (cardiorespiratory) fitness and muscular strength will be created. Evaluation is made on participation, effort, fitness testing and personal improvement. This course includes running, aerobic activities, weight and strength training. The theory component of the course includes fitness, nutrition and training principles.

Basketball Focus – PAL2O1B

The program will focus primarily on basketball fundamentals and individual skills.  Physical fitness will also be incorporated on a regular basis.  Students will be expected to complete the Health component common to all grade ten students in the Hamilton-Wentworth Board of Education.  Students will be expected to complete a leadership component on the course either within the school or in the community.

Grade 11 Course Description

Healthy Active Living

This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Students learning will include the application of movement principles to refine skills: participation in a variety of activities that enhance personal competence, fitness, and health, examination of issues related to; sexual and reproductive health, the knowledge and skills that reduce risk to personal safety and violence, the influence of mental health on overall well-being and the use of informed decision-making in conflict resolution, and social skills in making personal choices.

Personal and Fitness Activities

This focus course is a continuation of the PAF2O1M Spartacus course. The personal fitness program involves daily workouts. It is designed to improve the student’s cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, speed and power. Students learn training principles that they can use to develop and implement a specific training program to meet their individual goals.  Topics covered include: functional training, core training, Strend, Crossfit, and an introduction to speed and power training.  Evaluation is made on effort, participation and personal improvement. Program design factors such as phasing and periodization are examined in the theory component of the course.

Basketball Focus

The program will emphasize basketball fundamentals, individual skills goal setting, rules, team concepts, fitness and healthy living and a mentoring/coaching component.  Focus will be primarily on basketball fundamentals and individual skills.  Sport Specific Training will also be incorporated on a regular basis.  Students will be expected to complete a leadership component on the course either within the school or in the community.  Students will be expected to complete the Health component common to all grade eleven students in the Hamilton-Wentworth Board of Education.  .

Grade 12 Course Description

Healthy Active Living – PPL4O1M

This course focuses on the development of a personalized approach to healthy active living through participation in a variety of sports and recreational activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will develop and implement personal physical fitness plans. In addition, they will be given opportunities to refine their decision making, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills, with a view to enhancing their mental health and their relationships with others.

Personal Sport Specific Training – PAF4O1

The  course will use sport-specific training to engage students and develop excellence in a variety of sports and recreational activities. Students will develop a personalized approach to healthy, active living by implementing personal sport-specific, physical fitness plans based on current physiological knowledge and equipment. Training areas will include: speed, endurance, power, and agility training. In addition, students will be given opportunities to refine their decision-making, conflict-resolution, and interpersonal skills, with a view to enhancing their mental health and relationships with others. The curriculum expectations will be met via personal training regimens, activities, and group work.

Co-Educational

Exercise Science – PSE4U1

This course focuses on the study of human movement and of systems, factors, and principles involved in human movement. You will learn about the effects of physical activity on health and performance, the evolution of physical activity and sports, and the factors that influence an individual’s participation in physical activity.  The Exercise Science course is designed to pique intellectual curiosity and to apply analytical and critical thought to concepts related to human movement and well-being. In addition, this course aims to foster enthusiasm for an active and healthy lifestyle and to emphasize the importance of effective lifestyle practices.

Individual and Small Group Activities – PAI4O1

This course focuses on the development of a personalized approach to healthy active living through participation in a variety of sport, fitness and recreational activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will develop and implement personal physical fitness plans.   In addition, they will be given opportunities to refine their decision making , leadership, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills, with a view to enhancing their mental health and their relationships with others.

Updated on Thursday, May 10, 2018.
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