Personal and Physical Safety
In the Personal and Physical Safety unit, students will learn about personal safety such as the dangers of digital technology and bullying as well as physical safety when participating in physical activity. They will explore common hazards and preventative procedures to reduce their risk of injury. Further, students will practise strategies for defusing tense situations that involve bullying or other dangers they may encounter in every day life.
Physical Health and Fitness
In the Physical Health and Fitness unit, students will discuss health-related fitness and training principles. They will have the opportunity to set fitness goals and create a plan to achieve them. They will also explore factors related to activity enjoyment and motivation to participate in physical activity. Further, students will complete a number of tests to improve their muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiorespiratory endurance.
Activities and Games
In the Activities and Games unit, students will participate in a number of individual and team sports. They will explore different types of activities including track and field, gymnastics, dance, target games, net/wall games, striking and fielding games, and territory games. In each lesson, students will learn the skills required to be successful in each activity and reflect on how they refine your skills in order to be a better athlete.
In the Healthy Behaviours unit, students will discover how their eating habits can contribute to their overall well-being. They will discuss factors that affect their eating choices, as well as some problematic eating habits that they or someone they know may be experiencing. Additionally, students will learn about substance abuse and the impact it has on them as an individual, on those around them, as well as on society as a whole.
Human Development and Mental Health
In the Human Development and Mental Health unit, students will gain an understanding of the changes that happen to their body as they get older. They will learn about puberty and how it affects their relationships as well as their physical and mental development. They will also gain an understanding of the risks involved with sexual activity, including sexually transmitted and blood-borne illnesses and pregnancy, as well as some preventative measures to ensure their safety if they choose to participate in sexual activity. Finally, students will discuss mental health and mental illness and will learn about potential signs of a mental illness.