Health, fitness, sportsmanship and respect remain a focus of the program. Our students gain a sense of self-responsibility for their health and fitness through developing a repertoire of movement skills, cognitive strategies and the critical sense they need to manage their own health wisely with positive attitudes in their relationships with others when participating in physical activities. Students participate in a wide range of cooperative, individual, expressive, collective, outdoor and indoor fitness and similar activities.
The Phys Ed program expands beyond the class time activities exploring different sports and physical activities to organized teams that participate in school board tournaments in a variety of sports including handball, track and field, cross country running, basketball, ultimate frisbee and volleyball. Pilo Polo is one of the many extra curricular activities planned during lunch hour that involves teams, tournaments and cheering. There is no shortage of Westpark school spirit in the Phys Ed program.
Students in Kindergarten receive 60 minutes of physical education every week.
All other students receive 90 minutes of physical education every week. The study of nutrition will also be incorporated into the program.
If for some reason your child cannot participate, a note stating the reason is necessary. If your child must be exempt for several consecutive classes, a note from your child's physician is required.
Students are required to wear shorts or jogging pants, T-shirt and socks in the dress code colors and running shoes for gym.
It is important to wear running shoes that are reserved for indoor use as running shoes worn outside accumulate dirt, become worn and do not provide the required traction and support.
Pants with buckles, zippers, etc pose a safety hazard in the gym, and are, thus, inappropriate gym wear.
Students with long hair are requested to tie it back for gym. Jewelry is not to be worn on gym days.
Please note the gym day(s) of your child and ensure that the appropriate clothing is worn on those days.