PAL1O HEALTHY LIVING & LARGE GROUP ACTIVITIES, GRADE 9 OPEN
This course focuses on healthy active living through a wide variety of sports and recreational activities. Students will develop and implement personal fitness plans. Students will be given the opportunities to refine their decision-making, conflict-resolution and interpersonal skills. Students will develop goal setting, communication and fair play through a variety of activities.
PAF2O HEALTHY LIVING & PERSONAL & FITNESS ACTIVITIES, GRADE 10 OPEN
Active participation in ‘daily workouts’ and a variety of physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Introduction to personal fitness program development. Develop strategies to improve personal fitness levels and injury prevention. Investigate topics related to healthy sexuality, the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, drugs and supplement use. Develop goal setting strategies and communication skills.
Athletic Clubs and Activities
Weight Training Club
The Weight Training Club provides an opportunity for boys to develop both physically and mentally. By building strength and muscle tone they can increase their self-confidence.
By seeing tangible results for their effort and surpassing previous limitations, boys are encouraged to believe that mental, as well as physical limitations, can be overcome through sustained effort.
The Basketball/Soccer Club
The Basketball/Soccer Club teaches the skills of these two popular sports. Each meeting includes a warm-up, a range of drills and activities associated with the sport, as well as ample time allotted for a scrimmage. The clubs take place in both the gym and on the soccer field.
The Boxing Club is run by a registered coach with boxing Ontario who is also a former referee and Box On instructor. The cadets train for approximately 3-4 weeks at the on-campus boxing club learning the fundamentals of boxing. The boxing club builds confidence and camaraderie amongst the club members and develops good physical fitness skills and habits (skipping, shadow boxing, bag work and footwork) that can be used in everyday life.
Rappel and Climbing Club
Introduces students to the safe practices of top-rope climbing on an indoor climbing wall and a new rappel tower. Students are taught how to use and wear an adjustable climbing harness, how to tie a follow-through figure 8 knot, and belay a climber using a Grigri belay device. The athletic component of climbing is introduced and improved upon as the year progresses.
The Wrestling Club introduces students to the sport of wrestling with the goals of improving physical fitness and self-confidence. Boys who desire to compete in wrestling tournaments can join and practice with the varsity team. The club and varsity team are coached by teachers/coaches certified under the National Coaching Certification Program.