4 credits

PHE 10 is designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and understandings that students need for lifelong physical health and mental well-being. The PHE curriculum highlights the interconnections between an individual’s health and his or her well-being, the connections between physical and mental health, the importance of positive interpersonal relations, and how interactions with the community affect overall well-being. As well, the PHE curriculum aims to develop students who have the knowledge and confidence to promote their own health and well-being by maintaining healthy habits. The goal is for students to recognize and change unhealthy behaviours and, at the same time, advocate for the safety, health, and well-being of others.

*Please note that PHE10 requires 100 hours of pre-approved, physical activity, that is verified by an independent third party, such as a coach or a dance teacher. Any costs incurred from private instruction are the responsibility of the student/family. This course is best suited to students who already participate in independent athletic activities such as dance classes or playing on a soccer/hockey/basketball, etc team. (Activities are approved by the teacher at the beginning of the course). Students who are not interested in pursuing such activity or who do not want to incur any expense may be better suited to taking PHE10 at their current school. If you have any questions, please contact jesse.ballantye [at] abbyschools.ca.

The rationale and goals of PHE justify combining physical and health education as a means to promote and develop all aspects of well-being. The importance of personal well-being, where students develop healthy habits, is clearly identified as one of the principles of Physical and Health Education 10.

PHE 9 and Subject to a Personal Physical Activity plan developed with the teacher