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Health and Physical Education

Health and Physical Education


Physical Literacy

Individuals who are physically literate move with competence and confidence in a wide variety of physical activities in multiple environments that benefit the healthy development of the whole person.

●     Physically literate individual consistently develop the motivation and ability to understand, communicate, apply, and analyze different forms of movement.

●     They are able to demonstrate a variety of movements confidently, competently, creatively and strategically across a wide range of health-related physical activities.

●     These skills enable individuals to make healthy active choices that are noth beneficial to and respectful of their whole self, others, and their environment.


Physical  and Health Education Canada, “What is Physical Literacy”


Health Literacy

Health Literacy involves the skills needed to get, understand and use information to make good decision for health.  The Canadian Public Health Association’s Expert Panel on Health Literacy defines it as the ability to access, understand, evaluate and communicate information as a way to promote, maintain and Improve health in a variety of setting across the life-course.


Goals for Westside’s Health and Physical Education Program


Students will develop:


Course Outlines

Grade Code Course Outline Enhancement Fee?
9 PPL1O Healthy Active Living PDF-23
10 PPL2O Healthy Active Living PDF-23
11 PPL3O Healthy Active Living PDF-23
12 PPL4O Healthy Active Living PDF-23
11 PAF3O Fitness PDF-23
12 PAF4O Fitness PDF-23
11 PAD3O Outdoor Ed PDF-23 *
12 PAD4O Outdoor Ed PDF-23 *
12 PSK4U Kinesiology PDF-23