Physical Education


Our Philosophy

Physical Activity and Fitness at Old Colony focuses on individual
competence and versatility in movement skills, understanding movement
concepts and body dynamics, and relating physical activity to lifelong
health. Our students are able to identify and experience the
relationship of exercise to overall health, applying important social
skills and safety in physical activity, integrating learning movement
with other modes of learning, and practicing strategies to respond to
stress. Old Colony students are given keys on how to enhance their
overall health and wellness. Topics covered in our Physical Activity
and Fitness program include: Motor Skill Development, Fitness, and
Personal and Social Competency. Adequate facilities and equipment will
be made available to insure the health and safety of the participants.

Our Goals

The comprehensive goals of our program emphasize to our students how
they can maintain physical fitness throughout their lives, as well as
focusing on the mental, emotional, and social aspects of living. The
program emphasizes the relationship of physical activity to the
physical, mental, social, and emotional maturity of students.

Both present and future physical and recreational needs of students
are met through participation in a wide variety of physical
activities, including team and individual sport, stress management
activities, yoga, and aerobics. These activities will lead to the
development of coordination, strength, skills, and endurance, all
which have continuous lifetime value.

Program Objectives

General- (standards)
1.  Physical Competency– The physically literate individual
demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement
2. Knowledge– The physically literate individual applies knowledge of
concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and
3. Demonstration of Knowledge– The physically literate individual
demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a
health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
4. Behavior– The physically literate individual exhibits responsible
personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
5. Values– The physically literate individual recognizes the value of
physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression
and/or social interaction.

Program Specific

1.      Develop and maintain a suitable level of physical fitness to
include strength, endurance, agility, and flexibility.
2.      To develop knowledge of good health habits.
3.      To develop an emotional control and social consciousness.
4.      To develop an appreciation toward physical activity and its benefits.
5.      To develop acceptable social and personal behaviors.
6.      To develop self-control, self-discipline good sportsmanship and
leadership qualities.
7.      To provide experience and knowledge of activities, which will be
used during present and future leisure time.
8.      To develop a knowledge of rules, techniques, and strategies used
for physical education now, and in future activities.
9.      To develop a means of relaxation, and elimination of tension during
their future working hours in industry.




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