Health & Physical Education at St. Michael

​​Physical & Health Education
Ms. T. Redman - Department Head
​Mr. M. Dewan - Athletic Director

​Mr. C. Campbell
Mrs. S. Dunn Van Bakel
Mrs. H. Thomson

Welcome to the Health & Physical Education department...



​Our program emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy living. 

Students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active lifelong living. 

Students also gain an understanding and appreciation of the facts and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected and how it affects the world around them. 

A learning environment is created that allows students to develop cognitively, emotionally, socially, physically as well as mentally, and where students aim to achieve their full potential in school and in life.


​Courses in Health & Physical Education

We offer a variety of courses in health & physical education.  All physical education classes are grouped by gender in grades 9 and 10, and are co-educational in grades 11 and 12.  Courses include health & physical education, personal fitness, health for life, and introduction to kinesiology.  To learn more about the courses offered, check out our course calendar​.

Health & Physical Education Curriculum​​

​​The goals of the health and physical education program are as follows.

Students will develop:
  • the living skills needed to develop resilience and a secure identity and sense of self, through opportunities to learn adaptive, management, and coping skills, to practice communication skills, to learn how to build relationships and interact positively with others, and to learn how to use critical and creative thinking processes;
  • the skills and knowledge that will enable them to enjoy being active and healthy throughout their lives, through opportunities to participate regularly and safely in physical activity and to learn how to develop and improve their own personal fitness;
  • the movement competence needed to participate in a range of physical activities, through opportunities to develop movement skills and to apply movement concepts and strategies in games, sports, dance, and various other physical activities;
  • an understanding of the factors that contribute to healthy development, a sense of personal responsibility for lifelong health, and an understanding of how living healthy, active lives is connected with the world around them and the health of others.
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