Physical Education

Students in Salisbury's PE Classes:

• Acquire skills through a variety of developmentally appropriate movement activities.
• Understand, experience, and appreciate the health benefits that result from physical activity.
• Interact positively with others, demonstrating teamwork and sportsmanship.

Assessment of Physical Education is based on performance, theoretical skills, daily activity, and health benefits.

Physical Education 10

5 credits (male), 5 credits (female)

PE 10 activities include: aquatics, badminton, basketball, biking, fitness, dance, flag football, curling, bowling, power walking, touch rugby, slo-pitch, stuntnastics, volleyball and first aid.
Please note that the aquatics unit may take place from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. outside of school hours.

Physical Education 10/CALM

6 credits (co-ed)

This co-ed program is a combined course of Physical Education 10 (3 credits) and Career and Life Management (CALM) 20 (3 credits). PE 10 activities may include: bowling, curling, tennis, personal fitness, biking, ultimate frisbee, pickle ball, badminton, slo-pitch, and some first aid training. On alternate days/weeks students will engage in CALM class covering topics such as Career and World of Work, Relationships, and Independent Living. This program is tailored to students who wish to complete TWO required courses for graduation in a short period of time. Additionally, this course is suitable for students who have challenges fitting all their required courses in their timetable or wish to have a modified PE program that allows for greater student flexibility and engagement.

Physical Education 20

5 credits (co-ed), 5 credits (male), 5 credits (female)
Prerequisite: 60% in Physical Education 10 is recommended

This course emphasizes individual sports such as tennis, golf, badminton, curling, aquatics, squash, and fitness.

Physical Education 30

5 credits (co-ed)
Prerequisite: 60% in Physical Education 20 is recommended

This course emphasizes the development of individual and leadership skills in areas such as golf, tennis, bowling, curling, aquatics, badminton, squash, and outdoor education.
Please note that some Physical Education 20 and 30 units, such as aquatics, golf and squash may take place before regular school or PE class hours.

Personal Fitness 10, 20, 30

5 credits (co-ed)

This exciting course is intended to provide learning opportunities for students with a passion for athletics, personal wellness, and sports. It will be comprised of fun activities, structured physical fitness through speed and strength training and development, as well as some classroom instruction.

Themes will include elements such as nutrition, goal setting and mental training, all of which will center on sport and the application of sport into life both inside and outside of the school. This material will review topics and issues not traditionally present in the regular physical education program. Students in this course will improve upon their balance, coordination, speed, flexibility, strength, agility, and power.

This course has been purposefully designed to promote self-awareness, team building and life-long wellness skills and as such, this course is perfect for all students interested in acquiring the skills and discipline to be healthy and active for the duration of their lives. In these courses, a desire to improve and an evolving work ethic are central to success.
Personal Fitness 10/20/30 can be included in your average when calculating for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship and may fulfill a portion of the “30 level” graduating requirement.

Cross Sport 10, 20, 30

5 credits (co-ed)

This unique and exciting co-ed course is intended to provide advanced learning opportunities for students to use cross sport training to enhance their individual skill set. Cross Sport 10, 20 and 30 is a multi-sport training course that will allow students to develop their skills with a basketball, volleyball, football, and track focus. Athletes will also have the opportunity to work with trainers from Cross Conditioning. The course will also incorporate leadership, sports psychology, and cardiovascular, athletic development and nutrition modules. Overall, this will give students an advantage to help them find their next level as a Sabre Athlete.

Sports Medicine 10, 20, 30

5 credits (co-ed)

This exciting co-ed program provides learning opportunities for students with an interest in the prevention, immediate care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. It is comprised of fun activities including taping & strapping, injury rehabilitation exercises, assessments for injury prevention and return to play plus more. Our class learns through classroom-based theory, hands on opportunities, and access to the Wellness Centre. Sports Medicine students will expand their theory and practical knowledge at each level, eventually gaining the opportunity to engage in a practicum placement within the school or community as a part of Sports Medicine 30.

This course offers an introduction to students who are interested in career pathways in body and sports sciences, including:

  • Physiotherapy, Athletic Therapy, Kinesiology Physical Education
  • Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic, Nursing, Paramedic (EMT/EMR)
  • Fire Fighting, Coach/Athlete, Medicine, Personal Trainer

Sports Medicine students will also earn the following certifications:

Sports Medicine 10:
Alberta Athletic Injury Management Certificate (Sports Medicine Council of Alberta)
NCCP Making Headway in Sport Concussion Certificate

Sports Medicine 20:
Alberta Sport Taping and Strapping Certificate (Sports Medicine Council of Alberta)
First Aid/CPR with AED (Canadian Red Cross)

Sports Medicine 10, 20 and 30 can be included in your average when calculating for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship and Sports Medicine 30 marks can be used for university entrance to many programs.


Yoga 15, 25, 35

Yoga is a holistic pursuit of wellness where students are encouraged to challenge themselves both physically and psychologically. Through yoga, students gain a better sense of identity, both as individuals and as active agents of a broader world. The practice is experienced with an active instructor with over 25 years of classroom teaching and yoga experience. From a daily yoga practice, students experience numerous health benefits. Yoga students express increased feelings of well-being and develop personal management skills that help balance school, work, and other life priorities.

Students explore various yoga postures and styles, enhance their physical literacy, increase self-awareness, and practice relaxation techniques. Yoga promotes an active, mindful lifestyle that teaches students how to identify and release stress in a manner that supports responsible life choices. Students practice postures, breath work and relaxation techniques as well as study history, philosophy, anatomy, and physiology.

Yoga 15 is an introductory course open to all grades and is a prerequisite for Yoga 25/35.

Physical Education Department

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Positive attitudes with dedication and commitment to physical education are the cornerstones for our students to achieve ultimate success.

General Outcomes

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.

Basic Expectations

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.

Physical Education 10 Course Outline 

Physical Education 20 Course Outline

Physical Education 30 Course Outline


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.