Sportsmanship, respect for other players, fair play, and having fun are considered central aspects of play, even when competition becomes intense.




Facts on Health

Health Facts

  • Currently, more than one in five children between ages 6 and 17 are overweight.
  • Only 32% of kids in that age group meet the minimum standards for cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and upper-body strength.
  • By the time they reach high school, 63% of children are no longer physically active.
  • Lowered self-esteem is associated with being overweight in girls as young as five.
  • Obese children, ages 10 to 13, are reported to have 70% likelihood of being obese as adults.
  • The health benefits of exercise and physical activity include reducing the risk of diabetes, premature death, high blood pressure, colon and breast cancer, and the reduction of depression and anxiety.



Welcome to Physical Education

 Physical Education in the MYP primarily aims to encourage the development of “intelligent performers” and to encourage students to understand the importance of a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

Physical Education Rubric:

   Standard 3 - 65%

Participates regularly in physical activity following classroom expectations.

Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.

Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities

  Standard 4 - 35%

Achieves and maintains a health enhancing level of physical fitness.



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  Push ups

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Sit ups

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Activities Planned for the School Year:

       Soccer          Kickball          Ultimate     Cricket

Softball          Floor Hockey          Fitness Testing

           Volleyball          Basketball          Badminton         

Speedball         Field hockey          Yoga

 Stability Ball          Step Aerobics          Mile Run

Kickboxing          Pilates          Team Handball




Mrs. Valencia Leiviska

Girls Gym
Ext. 4326


     Beneifits of Exercise

  • More energy
  • Improved self-image
  • Enhanced brain power
  • Weight control without dieting
  • Control over appetite
  • Higher endurance or stamina
  • Greater management of stress
  • Better ability to fall asleep and stay asleep
  • Toned muscles
  • Quicker healing

    "Running is one of the

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           best solutions to

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                     a clear mind."