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We offer a wide variety of courses to suit everyone’s interests. Courses include all your favourite sports plus exciting activities such as: rock-climbing, billiards, hockey, bowling, golf, squash, curling, canoeing and more!! We also offer personal fitness courses; Live-Fit and Power-Fit where you can sculpt your body or train for your favourite sport. Come down and check out our state-of-the-art facility and get involved!!


GRADE 9

PPL1OX (Healthy Active Living, Open – Female)

PPL1OY (Healthy Active Living, Open – Male)

This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Students will be introduced to the following popular core sports and new activities:  floorball, rock climbing, ultimate frisbee, field hockey, rugby, football, soccer, basketball, badminton, volleyball, wrestling and fitness training. They will investigate issues related to healthy sexuality and the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

Activities are designed to develop goal-setting, communication, and social skills. Students will also receive CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) with AED training and certification.

Highly Recommended for all grade 9 students!

 


GRADE 10

PAF2OX (Live Fit, Open)

If you need a change from sports-based physical education, Live Fit is a great way to stay active and explore new exercise options.  This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable fitness activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Developing proper technique to ensure safe participation in individual and group fitness activities is a priority.  Students should be prepared to work vigorously every class to demonstrate a commitment to fitness and the achievement of personal fitness goals. Prerequisite:  NONE.

Health topics include the examination of issues related to healthy sexuality, healthy eating, substance use and abuse; and the use of informed decision-making, conflict resolution, and social skills in making personal choices.

Popular activities include step fitness, indoor cycling, yoga, resistance/weight training, learn to run, “boot camp” circuits, and dance-based fitness.

 

PAF2OY (Power Fit, Open)

Students will take part in a variety of enjoyable fitness related activities using our well-equipped facility.  The emphasis is on developing safe technique as they are introduced to some major compound and functional lifts.  They will learn about the components of the Vitality approach to healthy living – an initiative that promotes good eating habits, an active lifestyle, and a positive self-image.  This course is a great introduction to strength training and power-lifting!  Prerequisite:  NONE.

 

PPL2OX (Healthy Active Living, Open – Female)

PPL2OY (Healthy Active Living, Open – Male)

This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Student learning will include the application of movement principles to refine skills; participation in a variety of activities that enhance personal competence, fitness, and health; examination of issues related to healthy sexuality, healthy eating, substance use and abuse; and the use of informed decision-making, conflict resolution, and social skills in making personal choices.   Prerequisite:  NONE.

Popular activities include:

Ultimate frisbee, rugby, football, soccer, field hockey, basketball, badminton, volleyball, floor hockey, fitness training, games of low organization, Aussie Rules football, Tennis, Tchoukball, European handball and softball.

 


GRADE 11

PAF3OX (Live Fit, Open)

This course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle and participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will be encouraged to develop personal competence in a variety of movement skills, and will be given opportunities to practise goal setting, decision-making, coping, social, and interpersonal skills. Students will also study the components of healthy relationships, reproductive health, mental health, and personal safety. In grade 11 Livefit, we will be ramping up the intensity and setting you on a path to reach your fitness potential.  Take a challenge, make a change! Prerequisite: NONE.

Popular activities include:

  • Self defense, step fitness, indoor cycling, yoga, resistance training, “boot camp” circuits , learn to run, and dance-based fitness.

 

PAF3OY (Power Fit, Open)

Students will build on their knowledge gained in grade 10 while taking part in a variety of fun and challenging fitness related activities using our well-equipped facility.  They will be exposed to unique accessory pieces such as: a yoke, prowlers, sleds, tires, sledge hammers, chains and bands. The emphasis is on refining technique while being introduced to more complicated training principles and methodology.  Students will have the opportunity to put theory into practice by implementing concepts learned through current research written by reputable strength coaches within the fitness field. Throughout this strength training course, students will develop the skills to take charge of and improve their own health! Prerequisite:  NONE.

 

PPL3OX (Healthy Active Living, Open – Female)

PPL3OY (Healthy Active Living, Open – Male)

This course will build on the physical activity skills and application of lifelong healthy active living demonstrated in PPL 2OY.  Students will be introduced to a variety of new activities including; Aussie Rules Football, Cricket, Lacrosse, and Sepak Takraw. This course emphasizes regular participation in enjoyable physical activities to promote lifelong healthy active living. Students will learn movement skills and principles, ways to improve personal fitness and physical competence. They will investigate issues related to Healthy Growth and Sexuality, Personal Safety and Injury Prevention, and Mental Health.  Students will participate in activities designed to develop goal-setting, decision making, communication, conflict resolution and social skills.  Prerequisite:  NONE.

 

NEW FOR 2021-2022!
PPZ3CI (Health for Life – Yoga and Mindfulness, College – Co-ed)

In this course, we will use yoga and mindfulness to examine all aspects of well-being — physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual, and social.  During a daily mind-body yoga practice, we will focus on the physical poses, controlled breathing, and relaxation.  We will also learn mindfulness techniques that promote resilience to rise above challenges and live life more fully.
Topics include:  The 8 Limbs of Yoga, The Importance of Self-care, Thinking Traps, Expressing Gratitude, and How to Support Mental Health.
Please note:  This is a non-gendered course that can be taken in addition to other Phys.Ed. credits. Comfortable attire is desirable; changeroom use is optional.  Students are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat and blanket.  Prerequisite:  NONE.

 


GRADE 12

PAF4OX (Live Fit, Open)

Grade 12 Live Fit is for the ultimate fitness enthusiast.  No need for a gym membership – we have everything you need to stay fit and have fun.  This course takes Live Fit to a new level of intensity and challenges participants to experience their true fitness potential.  If you aren’t afraid to sweat – this is the place for you! Students will develop and implement personal physical fitness plans and experience fitness leadership first hand.   In addition, they will be given opportunities to refine their decision-making, conflict-resolution, and interpersonal skills, with a view to enhancing their mental health and their relationships with others. Prerequisite:  NONE.

Popular activities include:

  • Step fitness, indoor cycling, yoga, resistance training, learn to run, “boot camp” circuits, and dance-based fitness.

PAF4OY (Power Fit, Open)

Students will continue to build on their knowledge from the grade 10 and 11 Power-fit courses.  The emphasis is on the development of a personalized approach to healthy active living through participation in a variety of strength training and power-lifting activities.  They will be exposed to unique accessory pieces such as: a yoke, prowlers, sleds, tires, sledge hammers, chains and bands. Students will have the opportunity to use video technology to analyze compound lifts to help with error detection and skill refinement.  This course takes Power-fit to a new level of intensity and challenges participants to experience their true fitness potential!  Prerequisite:  NONE.

PLF4MI (Athletic Leadership, University/College – Co-ed)

This course will further develop Athletic Leadership theories as students pursue leadership roles in the school and community.  Fitness activities include: planning and organizing intramurals at SJAM and Abraham-Erb P.S. and working with the SJAM developmentally challenged class.  Students will study and apply proactive theory in developing skills in the areas of conflict resolution, event planning and publicity, goal setting, problem solving, group dynamics, teamwork, fitness for specific populations, and coaching theory. Prerequisite:  ENG3U, IDC3OX or senior level physical education credit.

Activities may include:

  • Abraham Erb Public School – physical education class leadership
  • SJAM Intramurals
  • Working with SJAM students with developmental challenges
  • SJAM Athletic Banquet
  • Fitness for the Aging

PPL4OI (Healthy Active Living, Open – Co-ed)

This course focuses on the development of a personalized approach to healthy active living through participation in a variety of sports and recreational activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. In addition, they will be given opportunities to refine their decision-making, conflict-resolution, and interpersonal skills, with a view to enhancing their mental health and their relationships with others. Prerequisite:  NONE

There will be a combination of onsite and offsite activities that may include:

  • Bowling, golf, tennis, squash, billiards, fencing, curling, Krav Maga, Judo, rock climbing, indoor & outdoor games & more!
  • Note:  Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from offsite activities.
  • Note:  There will be an enhancement fee for all offsite activities

PSK4UI (Introductory Kinesiology, University)

This course focuses on the study of human movement.  Students will examine the systems of the body and how they respond to exercise.  This course prepares students for university programs in physical education, kinesiology, recreation and sports administration.  Students will have the opportunity to hear from individuals practicing in physiotherapy and chiropractic. They will also have the opportunity to design and implement exercise programs for some of our SJAM life skills classes.  Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 University or University/College preparation course in Science, or any Grade 11 or 12 open course in Health and Physical Education.

Units of Study:

  • An Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
  • Physical Activity and Sports in Society
  • Human Performance and Biomechanics
  • Motor Learning and Skills Development