905-934-8501 349 Niagara Street, St. Catharines, ON L2M 4V9

STAFF
Ms. C. Crosbie (Program Leader)
Ms. J. Edwards
Mrs. N. GoodwIn
Mr. T. Jabs

 Welcome Message
The physical and health education department at Laura Secord promotes the philosophies of “Fit for Life” and “Healthy body, healthy mind” in the hopes of achieving homeostasis (balance). Our program is unique and all inclusive in delivery so “everyone” no matter their size, shape or athleticism can participate and thus achieve the five F’s ( Fun, Fundamentals, Friendships, Fitness, Forever) strived for. This is accomplished through the basic principles of Play. Students are also challenged intellectually through a comprehensive, grade sequenced health education program where information on cardiovascular, nutritional, musculoskeletal, social and psychological fitness is presented and discussed. It is our belief that this information is beneficial to the improvement of individual well-being and the quality of life in our community. Physical and health education is the only course that touches every aspect of a student's life. We hope that parents and students alike realize the tremendous benefits and are encouraged to schedule their timetables accordingly. “What good is it to an individual who is uni-dimensional on their journey to be financially successful if they compromise balance in their physical, cultural, social and emotional health along the way and thus are unable to enjoy the fruits of their labour?”

Courses
Healthy Active Living Education, Grade 9, Open PPL1O
This course equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively
Prerequisite: None

Healthy Active Living Education, Grade 10, Open PPL2O 
This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.
Prerequisite: None

Healthy Active Living Education, Grade 11, Open PPL3O
This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities and exposure to a broader range of activity settings, students enhance their movement competence, personal fitness, and confidence. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively. 

Prerequisite: None

Personal & Fitness Activities, Grade 11, Open  (PAF3O)
This course focuses on the development of a personalized approach to healthy active living through participation in a variety of sports and recreational activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will develop and implement personal physical fitness plans. In addition, they will be given opportunities to refine their decision-making, conflict-resolution, and interpersonal skills, with a view to enhancing their mental health and their relationships with others.
Prerequisite: None

Healthy Active Living Education, Grade 12, Open (PPL4O)
This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices. It places special emphasis on how students can maintain the habits of healthy, active living throughout their lives as they make the transition to adulthood and independent living. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities in a variety of settings, students can enhance their movement competence, personal fitness, and confidence. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively. 
Prerequisite: None

Leadership, Grade 12,  College/University (PLF4M1)
This course focuses on the development of leadership and coordination skills related to recreational activities. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills required to plan, organize, and implement recreational events. They will also learn how to promote the value of physical fitness, personal well-being, and personal safety to others through mentoring. This course will also develop information-based knowledge and skills that prepare students for leadership in society. Students will focus on the use of technological resources and applications to plan, implement, communicate, and assess appropriate activities and programs in the local community, such as recreational and fitness events, health exhibitions and promotion.
Prerequisite: None