In our Elementary Physical Education program, our goal is to guide each child to possess the healthiest body, spirit, and mind possible. Elementary students have PE classes three times a week, and learn cooperative and team-building games, as well as basic individual skills that involve gross motor movement, ball handling, and hand-eye coordination. Health and wellness is also an important part, and the children learn about different muscle groups, how the heart works and why aerobic exercise is important, and how to develop healthy habits for life. Elementary students also have daily recess.
Primary students have weekly Movement Education classes and daily outdoor time. Our movement education groups include elements of a PE class but are based largely on the principles of dance and movement therapy, which uses movement to help further integrate the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive aspects of a person. Students practice mindfulness, learn to express feelings, build coping skills, and practice functioning in a group, all while exploring body boundaries, dynamic movement, and static movement.