St. Anthony’s School has been recognized for providing quality physical education.
The school has been awarded a Quality Daily Physical Education Award. This program recognizes schools that are able to provide daily quality programs that encourage excellence in school physical education programs.
“All of our staff at the school do a really good job to make sure student are physically active, with a lot of events or activities at our school such as the after school flag football program, we have always done the Terry Fox Run and the after school cross country run program,” said athletic coordinator Gavin Makse.
The school was awarded one star which means it offers well-planned lessons incorporating a wide range of activities that address the provincial curriculum learning outcomes/objectives, a variety of assessment and evaluation strategies that enhance student learning, emphasizes student learning, personal success, fair play, and personal health and wellness, adheres to provincial student safety guidelines, appropriate learning activities for the age/stage of development of each student that reflect current research and best practices and meets or exceeds provincial curriculum recommendations for minimum instructional time in physical education.
The award is offered by Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada). It champions healthy, active kids by promoting and advancing quality health and physical education opportunities and healthy learning environments. Supporting community champions with quality programs, professional development services, and community activation initiatives, PHE Canada inspires all to live healthy, physically active lives.
“The biggest thing with our school is our entire staff wants kids to be active,” said Makse. “The kids feel better when they are physically active so it makes for a better well managed experience at school.”