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Health & Physical Education

Philosophy Statement

The Health and Physical Education program at ISB develops and supports the whole child. Through individual and collaborative activities, students learn skills in a variety of contexts designed to promote the pursuit of social, emotional, and physical well being. Real world and authentic learning occurs in a fun, safe and inclusive environment.

As a Health and Physical Education program, we value:
  • engaging activities that incorporate student choice and encourage active participation for all students
  • teaching the whole child, designing experiences that appeal to a variety of learning styles, and allowing opportunities for self reflection
  • a balanced curriculum that includes fitness, healthy eating and sportsmanship
  • modeling a healthy, active lifestyle in all stages of life
We believe that students learn Health and Physical Education best when they:
  • are motivated in a fun, safe, and individualized learning environment
  • feel comfortable enough to take risks and try new activities
  • are supported with positive feedback on their efforts and improvement
  • are exposed to a variety of sports and exercise activities in order to make choices about which ones might appeal to them as a participant
  • understand why they are learning about Physical Education and how it can help them outside of the classroom


When developing our Health & Physical Education curriculum, our standards are based on those developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education, Canada.

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