Physical Education & Sports in BrookeHouse
Brooke House believes that Physical Education/Sports provides life skills that encourage students to be active and fit for life. It has a positive impact on students’ physical, mental, and emotional health.
Physical education/sports though not an academic subject at elementary level, is given the same attention and rigor as other core subjects. Physical education/sports in Brooke House is designed to develop motor skills, knowledge and behaviours for active living, physical fitness, sportsmanship, self-efficacy and emotional intelligence.
Our Physical Education/Sports philosophy is founded on the expectation that the physically literate child will;
- Demonstrate competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
- Apply knowledge of concepts, principles taught to everyday life
- Exhibit responsible personal and social behaviour that respects self and others.
- Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a
- Health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
- Recognize the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge,
Self-expression and/or social interaction.
Policy and Environment
- Every student is required to participate in physical activities from PG-6 for 30 minutes twice a week
- Full inclusion of all students in physical education/sports.
- We do not allow exemptions from physical education class time except if the student is sick
- Physical education class size is consistent with that of other subject areas and aligns with school’s teacher/student ratio policy.
- Physical activity will not be assigned or withheld as punishment.
- Physical education is taught by a certified teacher who is endorsed to teach physical education.
- Every student is required and given opportunity to participate in the annual interhouse sports meet
Our Physical Education/Sports Program (PESP) involves;
- All Staff (All teachers work alongside the specialist PE teacher)
- Physical Activity During School (Time Set aside for PE)
- Physical Education (Lessons)
- Physical Activity After School (Afterschool sports clubs)
- Family and Community (Interhouse sports competitions)