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Physical Education / Health

Physical Education
Our physical education program helps our students to improve their levels of physical fitness, while developing knowledge of various sports and a relative proficiency in each. By emphasizing good sportsmanship and fair play, we develop a healthy competitive spirit in each child. In our modern full-sized gymnasium, we make learning fun and we show students how to improve their fitness and skills.
Our Annual Program Events include:

The Elks Club Hoop Shoot
The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship
The American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart
The President’s Physical Fitness Test
OLMA Field Day
Winter Field Day

Health
Our health program (kindergarten through grade 8) encourages students to build friendly relationships with others. They gain, self-confidence, practice good hygiene and sportsmanship, and they learn how to deal with feelings that they may have. Our health program uses a variety of different teaching techniques - workbooks, videos, class and peer discussions, group learning activities and games, and some hands-on projects. For grades 1 through 4, a Life Skills program helps the children deal with relevant topics of today, such as: peer pressure, bullying, and strangers.

Some of the topics are:
Kindergarten to Grade 2 -

Getting along with others
Recognizing and respecting one’s gift and talents and those of others
Good “clean” habits
Social skills
Exploring feelings

Grade 3 to Grade 8 -

Friendships and relating to others in your community
Personal care and fitness
Safety skills
Conflict management and resisting peer pressure