The Lower School physical education program is designed to develop and strengthen the physical, social and emotional needs of children participating in athletic activities. The program encourages students to participate in and enjoy various activities. Each student is introduced to skills and lead-up games to offer a better understanding of a particular activity. Physical education is offered every day with units of instruction lasting two or three weeks.
It is the primary goal of the physical education program that each child enjoys every activity while participating in a socially comfortable atmosphere. Competition and winning and losing have little emphasis within the parameters of the Lower School curriculum. Fair play and good sportsmanship are encouraged and expected in all activities.
Goals of the Lower School Physical Education program:
- To develop fundamental and age-appropriate skills.
- To develop physical, social and emotional growth.
- To develop compassion and good sportsmanship.
- To promote responsibility.
- To develop a feeling of enjoyment and self-accomplishment.
- To develop an understanding that winning and losing are not the ultimate end in athletic participation.
Physical Education Uniforms
Each child is issued a P.E. uniform, a lock and a gym locker at the beginning of the school year. The uniform consists of a pair of shorts and a t-shirt. The P.E. uniform is required to be worn during all classes in order to participate. If a uniform is lost, then a new one will be issued and charged to the student’s account.
The children are asked to bring a pair of sneakers that can be kept in their locker for use in class.
During the late fall and early spring months it is highly recommended that the students keep a pair of warm-up pants and sweat-shirt in their locker to be worn when class is held outside.