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Thomas Jefferson Third President of United States of America 1801 -1809 “Exercise and recreation are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary,

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1 Thomas Jefferson Third President of United States of America “Exercise and recreation are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary, because health is worth more than learning.” Thomas Jefferson

2 ABOUT PHE CANADA Physical and Health Education Canada –formerly known as Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD) is a national, charitable, voluntary-sector organization whose primary concern is to influence the healthy development of children and youth by advocating for quality, school-based physical and health education.

3 ABOUT PHE CANADA Vision All Canadian children and youth living physically active and healthy lives. Mission PHE Canada advocates and educates for quality physical and health education programs within supportive school and community environments

4 Quality Daily Physical Education QUALITY DAILY PHYSICAL EDUCATION PHE Canada believes that quality daily physical education in schools is essential to the healthy development of Canadian children and youth. All children need and deserve quality, daily physical education – it is an essential part of childhood development, and an opportunity that can access virtually every child in Canada.

5 QDPE QDPE is a well-planned school program of compulsory physical education provided for a minimum of 30 minutes each day to all students (Kindergarten to grade 12) throughout the school year. A QDPE program includes:

6 What is QDPE? Daily curricular instruction for all students (K-12) for a minimum of 30 minutes. Well planned lessons incorporating a wide range of activities. A high level of participation by all students in each class. An emphasis on fun, enjoyment, success, fair play, self-fulfillment and personal health. Appropriate activities for the age and stage of each student. Activities which enhance cardiovascular systems, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility. A participation based intramural program. Qualified, enthusiastic teachers. Creative and safe use of facilities and equipment.

7 Why do we need QDPE? Children need the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be physically active. Children need the opportunity to be active on a daily basis. Children need to develop skills in a variety of areas, and need to learn them in a sequential way with the opportunity to put learning into action. QDPE ensures that those individuals charged with teaching physical education believe in its importance, are enthusiastic about its delivery, and are qualified to teach an effective program. QDPE is necessary to ensure that all elements of the physical education provincial curricula are being taught and that all children have the best possible opportunity to achieve the required outcomes. Our children deserve and have a right to receive QDPE.

8 What are the benefits of QDPE? QDPE provides children with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be physically active. Studies show that physically active children are more likely to become physically active adults. As a result, regular physical activity: Has a positive impact on behaviour and healthy lifestyles. Enhances academic performance. Improves mental health and contributes to a child’s healthy growth and development. Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Reduces levels of obesity and overweight. Reduces the risk of osteoporosis by improving skeletal health. Can significantly reduce present and future health care costs.

9 About OPHEA Ontario Physical and Health Education Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting school communities through advocacy, quality programs and services, and partnership building. Ophea is led by the vision that all kids will value, participate in, and make a lifelong commitment to active, healthy living.

10 Keys to a Quality H & PE Program (OPHEA) Skills & Activities relate back to Curriculum Expectations Students have the opportunity for daily vigorous physical activity The program includes a balance of developmentally appropriate opportunities for skill development, movement education, games/sports, and health related activities.

11 Keys to a Quality H & PE Program Physical Activities are planned and organized; recess or free play is not a substitute Knowledge & Skills are presented in a progression that is appropriate for the developmental level of all students to ensure their safety and promote their success.

12 Keys to a Quality H & PE Program Students have opportunities to improve or maintain their fitness levels on an ongoing basis. The program is inclusive and preserves dignity and self-respect for all students. Activities are challenging and engage students to build a commitment to leading an active lifestyle.

13 Keys to a Quality H & PE Program The program offers maximum participation in all activities and in a variety of contexts using all available resources and facilities. Students are able to articulate why they are doing what they are doing. There are a variety of assessment strategies available to provide a rich sampling of evidence (e.g. formative & summative, self & peer).

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16 H & PE Strands Active Living Healthy Living Movement Competence Living Skills

17 Personal Skills Interpersonal Skills Critical & Creative Thinking

18 Healthy Living Healthy Eating Human Development & Sexual Health Personal Safety & Injury Prevention Substance Use, Addictions and Related Behaviours

19 Movement Competence Movement Skills & Concepts Movement Strategies

20 Active Living Active Participation Physical Fitness Safety


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