The Physical Education department at Salisbury consists of the following teachers:
- Mr. Dermott
- Mr. Chabaylo
- Mrs. Curran
- Mr. Fraser
- Mr. Reinich
- Mr. Melnyk
- Mrs. Entrup (Yoga)
Physical Education Department
Positive attitudes with dedication and commitment to physical education are the cornerstones for our students to achieve ultimate success.
1. Acquire skills through a variety of developmentally appropriate movement activities.
2. Understand, experience and appreciate the health benefits that result from physical activity.
3. Interact positively with others.
4. Assume personal responsibility to lead an active way of life.
1. Respect the rights of all students.
2. Demonstrate a respectful attitude to fellow students and staff.
3. Respect school and community equipment and facilities.
4. Follow the rules and regulations of safety in the gymnasium.
Evaluation of all Physical Education courses is based on the ABCD'S of Physical Education.
FOR INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC COURSES GO TO THE Course Handbook
The High School Yoga Program offers students the opportunity to study yoga as a subject in its own right. It is designed to introduce students, safely, to the basic postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and relaxation methods of yoga. It will also introduce students to the historical roots of yoga, and give them an understanding of anatomy and physiology as it applies to this discipline.
Students will develop an enhanced appreciation of their own body, and an acceptance of its uniqueness. They will have improved spinal mobility, increased flexibility of movement, increased strength, and improved posture and sitting habits. Their focus and concentration will improve, as will their functional breathing. They will learn to be more in touch with their own needs, and those of others.
Students will learn to identify the precursors of stress and release them more easily. They will learn how to relax at will. They will experience the health benefits of yoga, and learn coping skills that will enable them to get more out of everyday life.
What the students say…
“One of the greatest challenges I have had as a teenager is stress and yoga has given me many tools that I use to relax and calm myself. I have had many challenging days in high school but it always gets better going to Yoga class and leaving the world behind for a while just to focus on myself and my wellbeing.”
“Yoga has helped me deal with life in an appropriate, respectable way – honouring myself.”
“The realization that we do not necessarily need to find ourselves or find where we fit in, but that we create who we are has come through my yoga practice.”
The ABCD's of Physical Education
The four general outcomes upon which the Kindergarten to Grade 12 physical education program is based state that students will:
Activity - acquire skills through a variety of developmentally appropriate movement activities; dance, games, types of gymnastics, individual activities and activities in an alternative environment; e.g., aquatics and outdoor pursuits
Benefits of Health - understand, experience and appreciate the health benefits that result from physical activity
Cooperation - interact positively with others
Do it Daily... For Life! - assume responsibility to lead an active way of life.
Specific outcomes within each of the above four general outcomes will be assessed using a scale of Excellent/Proficient/Adequate or Limited.
Assessment within Physical Education classes
Each grade of Physical Education has its own evaluation guide.