Health and Physical Education
Al-Manarat Islamic High School aims to nurture each child in their spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, and emotional growth in light of the Quran and teachings of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
Health and Physical Education, Grade 9, Open (PPL1O)
This curriculum helps 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. Other benefits include improvements in psychological well-being, physical capacity, self-concept, and the ability to cope with stress. The expectations that make up this curriculum also provides the opportunity for students to develop social skills and emotional well-being. In the senior grades, three destination courses provide students with knowledge and skills related to specialized areas that they may choose to pursue after graduation. The practical, balanced approach adopted in all courses in this curriculum will help students move successfully through secondary school and postsecondary education or training, and into the workplace. In health and physical education, students will learn the skills needed to be successful in life as active, healthy, and socially responsible citizens.