Carson Graham Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Physical & Health Education Courses

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION 8

At Carson Graham, PHE students learn about their physical, emotional, and mental health with the goal of building lifelong participation in physical activity.  Key concepts that are explored are change, communication, development, and relationships.  The focus of PHE 8 is to build a positive mindset around participation and health and build relationships with peers.  Students are also introduced to creating personal fitness goals, building fitness plans, and reflecting on their performance.  Students will develop physical literacy through a variety of physical activities, such as team games, individual and dual activities, gymnastics, dance and fitness. Health topics include: relationships, sexual health and decision making, and substance use awareness.

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION 9

At Carson Graham, PHE students learn about their physical, emotional, and mental health with the goal of building lifelong participation in physical activity.  The key concepts of change, communication, development, and relationships will be explored within new contexts.  In PHE 9 students will continue to create personal fitness goals, build fitness plans, and reflect on their performance.  Students will continue to develop physical literacy through a variety of physical activities, such as team games, individual and dual activities, gymnastics, dance and fitness. Health topics include: mental health and sexual health. 

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, knowledge, and concepts 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.  Students will create more in-depth personal goals and fitness plans as fitness is an integral part of all activities. Health topics include: digital media literacy, nutrition and emergency response. 

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.

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION: FITNESS AND CONDITIONING 10 

This course is an introduction to the Strength and Conditioning program at Carson Graham.  The main focus of this course is that personal fitness can be maintained and improved through regular participation in physical activities. The key concepts explored are change, communication, development, and relationships. 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: relationships, nutrition, and substance use 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. 

DANCE TECHNIQUE AND PERFORMANCE 11

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.

FITNESS AND CONDITIONING 11

This course is a continuation to the Strength and Conditioning 10 class at Carson Graham. The main focus of this course is how our personal fitness can be maintained or enhanced through participation in a variety of activities at different intensity levels. As well as, following proper training guidelines and techniques can help us reach our health and fitness goals. Students will review gym safety and fundamental techniques and principles of weight lifting, as well as improving other aspects of fitness, including core strength, cardiovascular endurance, 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, plyometric, agility, and endurance exercises. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the required knowledge to safely and efficiently construct their own workout programs to meet their own fitness goals independently.

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

ACTIVE LIVING 11

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: yoga, pitch and putt golf, bowling, hiking, 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 in this course.

Course Fee:  $100 - This fee will cover the cost of outside activities.

DANCE TECHNIQUE AND PERFORMANCE 12

Senior dance students build on their previous knowledge and skills acquired in dance 11.  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.

FITNESS AND CONDITIONING 12

This course is a continuation to the Strength and Conditioning 10 class at Carson Graham. The main focus of this course is how our personal fitness can be maintained or enhanced through participation in a variety of activities at different intensity levels. As well as, following proper training guidelines and techniques can help us reach our health and fitness goals. Students will review gym safety and fundamental techniques and principles of weight lifting, as well as improving other aspects of fitness, including core strength, cardiovascular endurance, 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, plyometric, agility, and endurance exercises. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the required knowledge to safely and efficiently construct their own workout programs to meet their own fitness goals independently.

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

ACTIVE LIVING 12

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: yoga, pitch and putt golf, bowling, hiking, 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 in this course.

Course Fee:  $100 - This fee will cover the cost of outside activities.