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Healthy Active Living


We at Erin District High School help students develop an understanding of what they need in order to make a commitment to lifelong healthy, active living and develop the capacity to live satisfying, productive lives. Healthy, active living benefits both individuals and society in many ways – for example, by increasing productivity and readiness for learning, improving morale, decreasing absenteeism, reducing health-care costs, decreasing anti-social behaviour such as bullying and violence, promoting safe and healthy relationships, and heightening personal satisfaction. Research has shown a connection between increased levels of physical activity and better academic achievement, better concentration, better classroom behaviour, and more focused learning. In health and physical education, students will learn the skills needed to be successful in life as active, healthy, and socially responsible citizens.

“Until you spread your wings, you never know how far you’ll fly”

Vision and Goals

The knowledge and skills students acquire in our programs will benefit them throughout their lives and enable them to thrive in an ever-changing world by helping them develop physical and health literacy as well as the comprehension, capacity, and commitment they will need to lead healthy, active lives and promote healthy, active living.

Students will develop:

Course Highlights

 Our Department

Ms. Melanie Sammit [email protected] Ext 448
Ms. Jocelyn Wombwell (Dept. Head) [email protected] Ext 440
Mr. Jonathan Van der Giessen  [email protected] Ext 434
Ms Chantelle Bott [email protected] Ext 462

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