Physical and Health Education at Brown PS
The mission of Brown Schools’ Physical Educators is to provide quality, daily physical activity for our student population. In most cases, the PE program is based upon the goals and expectations outlined by the Ontario Curriculum document and is supplemented by the research done by the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (OPHEA).
In the primary grades, our students are taught the basic skills of running, jumping and throwing which provide the basis for all of the physical activities that they will encounter in their lifetimes. In the junior grades, the students focus on the finer points of each physical activity and/or sports learning each sport area through a skill based approach.
Students also gain an understanding of health and physical fitness based on both classroom and practical activities. Each child participates in a variety of physically challenging activities that helps develop the working capacity of their hearts, lungs and muscles and outlines their need to make physical activity an integral part of their daily routines. Students are also taught to understand how their bodies function and how a healthy lifestyle helps them maintain healthy minds and bodies.
Physical Education is a participatory subject, therefore, students are expected to be properly attired and prepared for each period and need to take part in all activities unless contraindicated by health concerns. Students who are suffering from illness/injury should send a note to school indicating that the nature and duration of the problem.