Physical and Health Education

PHYSICAL and HEALTH EDUCATION

The Physical and Health Education program at Richmond Secondary School strives to meet the individual needs and interests of the students as they work towards graduating into a society which places a premium on leisure time. To this end, the Physical Education staff has identified specific curriculum goals to foster the development of physical literacy in all students. The program is designed to enhance a student’s self-concept and interpersonal relationships and to promote a positive attitude towards an active, healthy lifestyle. As well, it assists a student’s acquisition of the knowledge, skills and attitudes involved in improving and maintaining an optimal level of physical fitness and overall health, recognizing the importance of social and community health and mental well-being.  It develops and enhances a student’s knowledge and understanding of factors involved in attaining competence and appreciation of physical activity. Also, it expands a student’s knowledge and understanding of leadership skills and develops and enhances a student’s physical skills in selected physical activities.

PHYSICAL and HEALTH EDUCATION 8
Physical and Health Education 8 will be using a new B.C. curriculum.  At RSS, our program is designed to develop physical fitness and physical literacy through a variety of prescribed physical activities. All grade 8 classes are co-educational with students participating in activities drawn from the following categories: individual and dual activities, team games, fitness concepts and dance. Emphasis is placed on physical literacy, physical fitness, skill development and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.  For more information, check out: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/physical-health-education/8

PHYSICAL and HEALTH EDUCATION 9
Physical and Health Education 9 will be using a new B.C. curriculum.  At RSS, our program is designed to continue building on the skills and attitudes necessary for a healthy and active lifestyle. It is designed to promote and develop physical literacy and physical fitness through participation in a variety of prescribed activities. Areas from which activities will be drawn are: team games, individual and dual activities, dance, fitness and outdoor pursuits.  Healthy and active living will be further explored, along with social and community health and mental well-being.  For more information, check out: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/physical-health-education/9

PHYSICAL and HEALTH EDUCATION 10
Physical Education 10 is designed to promote and develop physical literacy and physical fitness through participation in a variety of prescribed activities. Areas from which activities will be drawn are: team games, individual and dual activities, dance, fitness and outdoor pursuits. Healthy and active living will be further explored, long with social and community health.

 

 

 

 

PE LEADERSHIP 10
Applications will be screened and admitted on recommendation.
The Physical Education Leadership 10 program is designed for students with a keen interest in physical activity and recreation. In addition to the core curriculum, the program will strive to develop leadership skills for application in the school and community. Students will be expected to take an active role in the many extracurricular programs offered in the school in addition to organizing school events during class time including the Terry Fox Run, Colt Country Challenge and fundraising for a community initiative. Scorekeeping, refereeing, coaching and event organization are examples of activities students will engage in, in addition to many recreational experiences in the community, for example ice skating, laser tag, skim boarding, snow tubing, camping, etc.
The course has a maximum enrollment of 30 students.
COURSE FEES: Although there are no course fees, students are responsible for all costs incurred for field trips (this may range from $50-$60 per term and possibly $200-$250 for camping at Newcastle Island). There is an additional cost of $20 if a student requires Get Wet Certification to participate in water activities.

 

FIT FOR LIFE (GIRLS ONLY) 11
FIT FOR LIFE (GIRLS ONLY) 12
This course is designed for girls only. This course will expose students to a variety of new recreational activities such as yoga, pilates, snow tubing, self defence, TRX and dance. The purpose of creating a Girls Only physical education course is to create a non-competitive atmosphere where girls feel confident to participate and less focused on body image perceptions. The emphasis is on individual and student interest to enhance a more positive attitude towards being physically active throughout adult life. The goal of this course is that students, before leaving Richmond Secondary, will develop a personal life long plan for a balanced and healthy lifestyle including nutrition, exercise, rest and work. This course will also focus on leadership skills whereby the students develop, co-ordinate and implement a lesson plan to the class. A unique aspect of this course is that topical health issues as related to young women will be examined. The class mantra is: "I am strong”.
COURSE FEES: Students may be charged for optional activities to cover the cost of instructors, facilities and occasionally transportation (this may range from $40-$45 per term).

PE STRENGTH & CONDITIONING 11
PE STRENGTH & CONDITIONING 12
The Strength & Conditioning course is designed for students who have an interest in fitness and weight training. This course will offer students the skills, knowledge and attitude to incorporate weight training and active health into their personal lifestyle. It will teach students the lifelong benefits weight training has to offer. Proper training methods and techniques for weight training and aerobic activity will be taught. The course will teach students the fundamentals of weight training, how to plan and follow personal training programs and how to understand the physiological effects of weight training. In addition, students will be introduced to the basics of personal nutrition and the effects of diet on health and well-being. 
COURSE FEES: Students may be charged for optional activities to cover the cost of field trips, both out of school and in school for activities such as martial arts and fencing.

PE OUTDOOR EDUCATION 11
PE OUTDOOR EDUCATION 12
The Outdoor and Environmental Education program is designed for students with a keen interest in physical activity and recreation in an outdoor setting. It is also designed for those interested in discovering the impact one may have on the environment both within a community and on a global scale. Examples recreational activities include:

Camping Cross-Country Skiing Snowshoeing
Kayaking Archery Tag Snorkeling
Rock Climbing Archery Orienteering/Geocaching
Cycling Golf Sailing
Hiking Paddle Boarding Wilderness First Aid/CPR

Despite every attempt to keep field trips during school hours, some activities will occur outside of regularly scheduled class time and on weekends. In lieu of outside class time participation, a study block will be designated during our regularly scheduled class.

COURSE FEES: Although there are no course fees, students are responsible for all costs incurred for field trips. The estimated cost for this program is between $575-$675, which includes overnight camping trip(s) in the fall and spring and belaying certification. There is an additional cost of $20 if a student requires Get Wet certificate to participate in water activities.