Windsor Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Daily Physical Activity
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Daily Physical Activity (DPA) 

Daily Physical Activity -
Confirmation of Student Achievement Form
The Daily Physical Activity program augments existing Physical Education, Health and extracurricular activities by mandating that B.C.’s K-12 students participate daily in healthy levels of activity. 
Some examples include P.E. classes, school or community teams, intramurals, open gyms, community recreation, drop-in sports, individual activities, walking or cycling to and from school, skateboarding, dance, weight or circuit training, swimming, active play, physical labour, etc. 

Requirements for students in Grades 8, 9 & 10 will be met through their PE classes (150 minutes/week) and reported on by the PE teacher.  Students in Grades 10 and 12 will engage in 150 minutes of physical activity per week as part of their Graduation Transition program. 

Daily Physical Requirement

The British Columbia Ministry of Education (MOE) requires students in Grades 8 through 12 to complete 150 minutes per week of physical activity, at a moderate to vigorous intensity.  In Grades 10, 11 and 12, DPA is considered part of a student’s 
Graduation Transitions Program.

Reporting

Students are responsible for tracking and recording their daily physical activity.  Students' DPA achievement will be reported in each of the three school report cards during the school year and will simply state that a student is "meeting" or "not-meeting" the DPA requirement set by the MOE.  The following courses are responsible for reporting DPA achievement using
 this form:
  Grade  
 
Class    
     8   
 
 Physical Education 8
     9
 
 Physical Education 9
   10   
 
 Physical Education 10
   11  
 
 Grade Administrator - Students hand form in to office - box on front counter
   12
 
 Transition Planning 12
 
Guiding Principles:

• This is a socially responsible program, shared by the school, family and community, aimed at student health and learning 
• Schools will encourage and offer a variety of opportunities for students to meet the DPA requirement, but opportunities and responsibilities for many other activities reside with the family and community 
• Participation in PE Classes in Grades 8 and 9 accounts for half or more of the required minutes, and it is the responsibility of students to engage in DPA on non-PE days and to record that activity 
• Students in Grades 8 -12, with parent participation and support, will be responsible for tracking and working with the school to provide their individual logs 
• Students in Grades 8 & 9 will receive guidance and assistance in recording their DPA, with increasing responsibility for self-tracking in Grades 10 – 12 

Some Suggestions to Assist Your Child in Meeting the DPA Requirement:

• Discuss with your child why he/she is not participating and/or documenting activities 
• Reinforce the importance of physical activity through discussion and example 
• Consider the time your child spends with T.V. Computers and video games, and encourage him or her to be physically active 
• Take advantage of opportunities for DPA available at the school 
• Develop a plan to increase your child’s activity, including such things as school and community facilities, walking or cycling to and from school, individual or family recreational pursuits, dance, household chores requiring physical activity (mowing, shoveling, etc.) structured and unstructured sports and activities, etc. 
• Assist and encourage your child with engaging in and tracking physical activity 

Links: 

Ministry of Education DPA Website: 
http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dpa/ 

Program Guide: 
http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dpa/pdfs/program_guide.pdf