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“People need to be active to be healthy” Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology /Health Canada
The goal of the EMCS Physical Education Department is to provide a safe, secure and positive environment for students to learn to be physically active. We endeavour to accomplish this by providing a wide variety of sport and recreational activities that allow students to stay active thereby improving their personal level of physical fitness. Studies by the Canadian Association of Physical Education and Recreation have demonstrated that students participating in quality Physical Education activities gain the following benefits:

  • IMPROVED ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
  • BETTER OVERALL HEALTH HABITS
  • POSITIVE SELF ESTEEM
  • IMPROVED SOCIAL SKILLS
  • FEWER AGGRESSIVE TENDENCIES
  • DECREASED SUSCEPTIBILITY TO STRESS
    Physical Education classes at Edward Milne make a unique contribution toward the total education of our students, and are a means for stimulating mental, social and physical growth.
    Requirements and Equipment
    Students are required to wear appropriate PE clothing for all class activities. The strip students choose to wear should be comfortable, and allow for full participation in all class activities. It should also be different from what the student wears to school each day so that dirty or wet strip does not create a problem in other classes. Separate runners and socks are a bonus since these items have a tendency to get wet during outside activities. Shower facilities are available to all students.
    Please note: The Physical and Health Education 10 course is a Ministry required credit towards the B.C. Graduation Program.
    Our senior level courses have provided a welcome avenue for students who enjoy the personal fulfilment of daily activity in their lives as a positive way to cope with the heavy and difficult course load they face. The Active Health component will direct students towards the process necessary to approach their young adult lives with healthy physical, emotional and nutritional goals.

The objectives of Physical & Health Education 9 are to expose students to a variety of physical activities; to instruct students in the basic rules, strategies and skills of team, individual and recreational sports and to build upon and improve personal levels of physical fitness. A variety of team, dual and individual and alternative environment activities will be offered depending on weather, field conditions and availability of facilities. Active Health concepts are also part of the Grade 9 curriculum and cover such topics as basic human anatomy and physiology, active living, stress management, cardio pulmonary fitness, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles.
CREDIT: 0 TYPE: Physical Education GRADE: 9

10 Physical & Health Education 10 is a required course for the B.C. Graduation Program. The objectives of the course are to expose students to a variety of physical activities. Students will be instructed in the basic rules, strategies and skills of team, individual and recreational activities and sports not covered in the PE 9 curriculum. Students will build upon and improve personal levels of physical fitness. A variety of team, dual and individual and alternative environment activities will be offered depending on weather, field conditions and availability of facilities. Active Health units are also part of the Grade 10 curriculum and cover such topics as first aid, stress management, training principles, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Physical Education GRADE: 10 PREREQUISITE: Physical & Health Education 9

Active Living was created as an alternative to the regular Physical & Health Education program. It is designed to develop activities that provide knowledge and promote life-long health and fitness. Students enrolled in Active Living will have a choice on how to meet the learning
outcomes of the course via the activities survey. Students will engage in a range of sports and individual activities. Typical activities include badminton, volleyball, yoga, fitness workouts, teambuilding, minor games, dance, speed walking, etc. Students will also be exposed to guest speaker and instructors as well as attending field trips in their surrounding community. A.L. is open to anyone in Grade 10-12. Successful completion of this course will result in students obtaining Physical & Health Education 10 credit. Assessment will be based on physical literacy, healthy and active living, social and community health and mental well-being. Final Examination: None Course Fee: $50
COURSE NOTE: Active Living is open to students in Grade 10-12. However, space is limited, priority will be given to students in Gr. 11 & 12.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Physical Education GRADE: 10 PREREQUISITE: Physical & Health Education 9

Active Living was created as an alternative to the regular Physical & Health Education program. It is designed to develop activities that provide knowledge and promote life-long health and fitness. Students enrolled in Active Living will have a choice on how to meet the learning outcomes of the course via the activities survey. Students will engage in a range of sports and individual activities. Typical activities include badminton, volleyball, yoga, fitness workouts, teambuilding, minor games, dance, speed walking, etc. Students will also be exposed to guest speaker and instructors as well as attending field trips in their surrounding community. A.L. is open to anyone in Grade 10-12. Successful completion of this course will result in students obtaining Physical & Health Education 11 credit. Assessment will be based on health and well-being, safety and participation. Final Examination: None Course Fee: $50
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Physical Education GRADE: 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Physical and Health Education 10

Active Living was created as an alternative to the regular Physical & Health Education program. It is designed to develop activities that provide knowledge and promote life-long health and fitness. Students enrolled in Active Living will have a choice on how to meet the learning outcomes of the course via the activities survey. Students will engage in a range of sports and individual activities. Typical activities include badminton, volleyball, yoga, fitness workouts, teambuilding, minor games, dance, speed walking, etc. Students will also be exposed to guest speaker and instructors as well as attending field trips in their surrounding community. A.L. is open to anyone in Grade 10-12. Successful completion of this course will result in students obtaining Physical & Health Education 12 credit. Assessment will be based on health and well-being, safety, participation and leadership.

Final Examination: None  Course Fee: $50
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Physical Education GRADE: 12 PREREQUISITE: any Physical Education 11

This course has been developed for those students wanting a more comprehensive course in modern strength and conditioning principles. It would allow students to develop an individual FITNESS program based on their specific conditioning needs in different sports, and activities. Students will learn principles in such techniques as weight training, agility, and balance training, nutrition, and energy system usage and apply them to a self-designed program suited to their specific needs.
Students will be expected to develop and implement an individual strength and conditioning program. All workout and fitness hours need to be tracked and verified. Since this is a year-long course 20 hours a term will be required. Students will be able to complete THE course early. Weight room times will be provided once a week before school, once afterschool, and at lunch hours. Students will be required to check in and log their hours.
COURSE NOTE: This course takes place outside the regular timetable
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Physical Education GRADE: 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Physical and Health Education 10

This course will be offered to active students who enjoy Physical Education classes with a wide variety of activities. It will help promote students to become active and healthy adults with an interest in staying physically fit. Skills, knowledge, rules and strategies in a variety of lifetime leisure activities will be taught. Students will also learn important leadership skills. PE units that may be included are: Badminton, basketball, volleyball, pickle-ball, floorball, weight-training, football, lacrosse, track & field, minor games, etc. Exciting field trip activities may include: golfing (both at driving ranges and course), horse-shoeing, tennis, hiking, swimming, curling, bowling, self-defence, and workout trips to Bear Mountain and other gyms in our area.
Course Fee of $40 will allow class participants to experience a wide range of activities away from the school.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Physical Education GRADE: 11-12

This course will be offered to active students who enjoy Physical Education classes with a wide variety of activities. It will help promote students to become active and healthy adults with an interest in staying physically fit. Skills, knowledge, rules and strategies in a variety of lifetime leisure activities will be taught. Students will also learn important leadership skills. PE units that may be included are: Badminton, basketball, volleyball, pickle-ball, floorball, weight-training, football, lacrosse, track & field, minor games, etc. Exciting field trip activities may include: golfing (both at driving ranges and course), horse-shoeing, tennis, hiking, swimming, curling, bowling, self-defence, and workout trips to Bear Mountain and other gyms in our area.
Course Fee of $40 will allow class participants to experience a wide range of activities away from the school.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Physical Education GRADE: 12