MA – Physical Education
The goal of physical education is to allow all students to develop the knowledge and skills to manage regular, lifelong physical activity to help ensure a healthy and productive life. Sacred Heart Catholic Academy Physical Education offers an age appropriate curriculum that bolsters an understanding of a variety of activities that emphasize knowledge, competence, fitness, cooperation and skill development. Physical education involves the social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of your child. A Latin phrase says it best, Sana mens in corpora sano, which means a sane mind and a healthy body. Please encourage your child to be active everyday!
Why is Exercise Important? How much physical activity should children get?
-Helps prevent diseases -60 minutes a day according to the CDC
-Improves stamina -Age appropriate activities
-Improves quality of life -Expose to wide variety of physical activity
-Strengthen and tones -Teach skills to help maintain lifetime health
-Controls weight -Encourage goal setting to see improvements
-Enhances flexibility -Focus feedback on process not product
Physical Education Class Rules
- Children must be wearing sneakers in order to participate. Sneakers with shoelaces or Velcro ONLY. No slip on sneakers will be permitted.
- No jewelry.
- Children must participate in all class activities.
- If you wish your child to be excused from class, a written note is required to explain the situation. If the child is excused for more than two consecutive classes, a doctors note is required. For extended absences a doctors note is required for your child to return to class.
- HAVE FUN!!
What’s going on in P.E.?