Carson Graham Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Physical and Health Education

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION 8

At Carson Graham, PE students concentrate on physical and fine motor skills, while undertaking units in team games, individual and dual activities, gymnastics, dance and fitness. Units of activity may include: minor games, softball, rugby, football, field hockey, basketball, wrestling, dance, gymnastics, badminton, volleyball, circuit training, lacrosse and ultimate.  Health topics include: mental health, relationships, sexual health and decision making, nutrition, and substance abuse awareness.

 

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION 9

At Carson Graham, PE students concentrate on physical and fine motor skills, while undertaking units in team games, individual and dual activities, gymnastics, dance and fitness. Units of activity may include: minor games, softball, rugby, football, field hockey, basketball, wrestling, dance, gymnastics, badminton, volleyball, circuit training, lacrosse and ultimate.  Health topics include: mental health, relationships, sexual health and decision making, nutrition, and substance abuse awareness.

 

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION DANCE 9

This course offers a basic introduction to dance. No experience necessary.  Students are introduced to the fundamental skills of ballet, lyrical jazz, hip hop, tap dancing and Broadway jazz.  Students will also have the opportunity to create their own original choreography in a fun, energetic and supportive environment.  In addition, students participate in bi-monthly fitness training.  Health topics happen each term.  Health topics may include: mental health, healthy relationships, anti-bullying, sexual health, nutrition, and substance abuse.  Supplemental Fee:  $20.00.

 

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION 10

The Grade 10 Physical and Health Education classes build upon the skills and knowledge learned in PHE 8 and 9. As well, PHE 10 introduces students to more complex skills and concepts. These classes are taught in a co-ed setting with units including activities which further reinforce the development of movement education, active living, mental health and well-being and personal and social responsibility Fitness is an integral part of all activities. 


PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION: STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING 10 

This course is an introduction to the Strength and Conditioning program at Carson Graham.  Students will be taught gym safety and fundamental techniques and principles of weight lifting, as well as improving other aspects of fitness, including core strength and agility.  Students will apply this knowledge to learn how to develop personal fitness goals and effective workout plans. Health topics include: mental health, relationships, sexual health and decision making, nutrition, and substance abuse awareness.

Course Fee:  $35  This fee will cover the cost to bring experts in alternate fitness activities.  Past sessions have included Boxing technique, Tae Kwon Do, Yoga, and sports nutrition. 


PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION: DANCE 10 

This course is designed for the intermediate dancer and requires some previous knowledge of dance.  Students will continue their studies of hip hop, jazz, tap, and ballet, as well as choreography projects.  Students will also explore new themes and cultures from around the world.  In addition, students participate in monthly fitness training.  Health topics happen each term.  Health topics may include: mental health, healthy relationships, anti-bullying, sexual health, nutrition, and substance abuse.  Supplemental Fee:  $20.00.


ACTIVE LIVING 11/12 (PE) 

This course will explore the big ideas that physical activity is an important part of overall health and well-being and that finding enjoyable recreational activities can motivate people to participate more regularly in physical activity.  Students participate in a wide range of individual sports, team sports and recreational activities to achieve these curricular goals. This course will include field trips to explore the recreational activities available in the community.  Potential field trips include: pitch and putt golf, bowling, hikes, skating, boxing, snow tubing, and rock climbing. Students will also be involved in the planning and organization of class activities.  There will be an emphasis on participation, fair play, effort, and leadership.

Course Fee:  $60 - This fee will cover the cost of outside activities.

 

FITNESS AND CONDITIONING 11/12

This course is a continuation to the Strength and Conditioning 10 class at Carson Graham.  Students will review gym safety and fundamental techniques and principles of weight lifting, as well as improving other aspects of fitness, including core strength and agility.  This course will progress from the Conditioning 10 course and will give students the opportunity to adapt workouts to achieve personal fitness goals.  Students will be able to choose a variety of exercise techniques including weightlifting, plyometrics, agility and endurance work.

Course Fee:  $35 - This fee will cover the cost to bring experts in alternate fitness activities.  Past sessions have included Boxing technique, Tae Kwon Do, Yoga, sports nutrition


DANCE TECHNIQUE AND PERFORMANCE 11/12 

Senior dance students build on their previous knowledge and skills acquired in dance 10.  Students will spend more time focused on the dance genre of their choice.  They will showcase their achievements at public performances in school and outside of the school.  Particular performances may include school assemblies, music concerts, flash mobs, dance videos, dance recitals and/or dance competitions.  Opportunities for dance tours may also be available.  Dance performance is the most fun of all the dance classes at Carson.  It is a studio full of keen and enthusiastic students who share a love of music and dance.