Physical Education and Health are important parts of the total educational program. Students participate in physical activities that allow them to develop an understanding of the physical abilities of themselves and others. The mental and emotional benefits of physical activity become evident when an active role in physical activity is encouraged. A variety of activities are incorporated into the physical education program and include team sports individual sports, yoga, dance, and adventure courses. Health classes are designed to promote student learning with regard to health issues that affect their immediate and long-term health. Health education provides students with knowledge of skills necessary to confront health related issues.
Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Department: Health, Physical Education and Recreation
The Grove School Physical Education/Health classes will be providing a broad range of physical activities to enable our students to lead a physically active lifestyle. The activities will range from various team sports, individual sports, and outdoor education activities with a focus on personal fitness and wellness. Our goal is to equip students with the necessary skills, knowledge & appreciation needed to lead a healthy life. The focus of the health portion of the class will be on wellness and is broken into five topics: physical, social, intellectual, spiritual and emotional. Topics of study include nutrition, reproduction, teen risk behaviors, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, communicable and non-communicable diseases and body systems.