Physical Education Curriculum
In the interest of safety, students must:
In the interest of safety and comfort, we strongly recommend:
*Should your son/daughter/ward sustain an injury where a concussion is suspected then the HDSB Concussion Protocol must be followed. If your son/daughter/ward is diagnosed with a concussion that was sustained outside of school physical activity, then Form C-3 “Documentation of Medical Examination” must be completed and the HDSB Concussion Protocol must be followed before the student returns to physical education classes and intramural/ Club activities. The school administrator and phys. ed teacher will provide further information should it be required. *
Physical activity is essential for normal, healthy growth and development. Growing bones and muscles require not only good nutrition, but also the stimulation of vigorous physical activity to increase the strength and endurance necessary for a physically active lifestyle. Active participation in developmentally appropriate activities/physical education classes, which includes games, dance, gymnastics, and outdoor pursuits, provides opportunities for students to develop the skills and confidence necessary to play and work cooperatively and competitively with their peers. Research has shown that daily sustained physical activity has a positive impact on student academic achievement, readiness to learn, behaviour, self- esteem and level of physical fitness.
We are very lucky at Martin Street P.S. to have multiple Physical Education teachers this year. We have a beautiful new gym for all of our students to enjoy with brand new equipment to use throughout the year, for various activities both inside and outside the school. Please take some time with your child to read through this newsletter, as it provides you with important information for the entire school year.
Students will participate in a variety of activities as an integral part of the physical Education curriculum. Some students may be involved in activities that will take place off the school property.
Primary Division: TBD
Junior Division: examples- Low Organizational and team building games; Dance; Volleyball; Soccer; Target Games; Softball; Relays; Track and Field and Fitness Activities; community
DPA: As part of the Ministry of Education’s Daily Physical Activity initiative, every student at our school will be participating daily in 20 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. Research has shown that daily sustained physical activity has a positive impact on students’ academic achievement, readiness to learn, behaviour, self-esteem, and level of physical fitness. This daily physical activity program (DPA) will take place in physical education classes and in other areas of the school on non-physical education days. Aerobic routines, fitness circuits, and power walks are some examples of DPA sessions.
All Health & Physical Education information can be found through the Martin Street P.S. Staff Information page. We embrace an open-communication policy with our students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) and we are always available to address any questions or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail or by telephone: