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Physical Education, Wellness & Health

The Balfour Collegiate Physical Education staff believes that all students taking part in physical education and wellness classes will benefit from the curriculum in the following areas:

  • Students will develop an awareness of the need for personal “wellness”. This will include information on the development of a healthy lifestyle. Instruction regarding social and emotional health, human sexuality, and drug education will be given in grades nine and ten.
  • Students will develop an awareness of the need for physical fitness and a positive attitude towards exercise.
  • Students will develop an understanding of how and why their body responds to exercise.
  • Students will be given instruction directed towards increasing their skill at various activities.
  • Students will attempt to improve their level of physical fitness.
  • Students will be shown how to play within the rules of various activities and the teamwork required to achieve success and how those things lead to greater social success.
  • Students will develop an awareness of and a concern for safety and care of equipment.
  • Students will gain knowledge of various sports and facilities which would permit active participation in these activities after leaving high school.



The primary goals of physical education 9 are active living, skillful movement, and responsible and respectful behaviour in their day to day interactions.  Objectives of active living include, health and skill related fitness, and core strength and functional fitness. Objectives of skillful movement include games, tactics, strategies, body management, and sport skills. 

Some of the activities and sports included in the Grade 9 course are: aerobics, dance, badminton, basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling, and track and field. Students will also be individually tested for their fitness levels three times per semester.



The Grade 9 Health course is a continuation of the “Health Action” model, utilizing a 12-step guide that emphasizes “lifestyle” approaches to health education. The students are encouraged to use a decision making model to make healthy choices in their daily lives.

Units of study will come from the following possibilities: decision making process; dating/relationships; chronic illness; HIV/AIDS; tobacco industry; gambling; tragic death/suicide; sexual health; reducing common illness; safety at home/school/community, and promotion of a healthy school food policy.



Wellness 10 is an activity based class which serves to integrate the physical, spiritual, social, and psychological dimensions of the individual. Each day we work to integrate the strands of physical activity, stress management, leisure, relationships, and healthy eating into our lifestyle. Our major emphasis is on  enjoying physical activity and improving health related fitness. Students can be very successful by attending daily and participating with energy and enthusiasm.

Wellness strives to link theory and practice to create a class that enables students to make healthy choices for their whole being.



Prerequisite:   Completion of Wellness 10 and Physical Education 20 is strongly recommended before enrolling in Physical Education 30.

This program consists of activities that will have a lifetime of benefits to the students. The course has been designed to expose students to a number of community facilities. Objectives of this program are:

  • to promote physical fitness through participation in activities which can be easily practised out of the high school setting.
  • to encourage students to accept the responsibility of financing the cost of activities, their transportation to and from the facilities, as well as to conduct themselves in a mature manner while using the facilities.
  • to help students to learn the basic rules required to play each game and to practice various skills. Skill practice and acquisition will make the game more enjoyable and as a result promote continued participation in the activity.
  • to evaluate the students’ performance with a practical or theory exam and a participation mark. The theory portion will be in the form of exams, mini assignments and/or major assignments. The participation mark includes class enthusiasm and conduct while using the facilities.

Grade 11 Activity

Grade 12 Activity




Tennis II


Billiards II


Sports in the Media

Wall Climbing

Sport Psychology

Weight and Aerobic Training

Weight and Aerobic Training II

Golf I

Golf II

Bowling – 5 Pin

Bowling – 10 pin


Curling II

Beach Volleyball

Sport Science

Indoor Soccer and Football

Indoor Soccer and Football

Slo-pitch Softball

Slo-pitch Softball





NOTE:            Level I is an introductory level

                        Level II is an advanced level

There is a cost of $140.00 involved for students taking Physical Education in either grade 11 or 12. The fee is to offset the cost of community based rental facilities.