At Our Lady of Victory School, the purpose and goal of our Physical Education program is to teach the whole student, not just their body and movement. Each day, we teach every single student skills that they can carry with them in games, sports, and life such as fair play, cooperation, teamwork, and good sportsmanship skills.
We encourage positive attitudes in the gym as well as a positive team and school spirit. Our program also allows students to participate in physical activity for 30 minutes or more every day. We believe in teaching the whole student, including how to be a Christ-like example in their actions.
OLV provides a diverse and appealing program for all students. We take advantage of our full sized gymnasium to help students improve their individual skills. Every lesson is tailored to develop the basic movement skills in the younger grade levels. As students progress through the grades, their practice of these basic skills will improve. These basic skills including: running, jumping, skipping, hopping, galloping, catching, throwing, kicking, striking, rolling, static and dynamic balance.
To see the Manitoba Physical Education curriculum, click here.
We believe that practice can help a student become better, but that in order to improve, the student must understand why they are practicing these skills. Once they progress to the older grades, they put those skills to use in more sport/team and fitness-oriented game situations, including:
|- Volleyball||- Soccer||- Basketball|
|- Badminton||- Floor Hockey||- Handball|
|- Sabakiball||- Orienteering||- Ultimate|
|- Lacrosse||- Baseball||- Track & Field|
|- Ski Trip||- Fitness Testing|
The OLV PE program is divided into two main categories to teach every student as they continue to develop in maturity both physically, socially, and mentally. During the first five years at OLV, students learn and practice the basic movement skills put forward by Manitoba Education.
Unit plans gear the lessons towards specific skills every month. Students play low organized games, which help them to learn the skills in an unstructured environment and eventually their practicing culminates in playing a game or sport that uses those skills at a more mature, advanced level.
The main goal in the early years of a students physical education is to harness their skills and make sure they know how to perform the skill and, most importantly, why they need to practice and perform any skill. If a student does not understand why they need to do a skill, there is no point to learning it. If they understand why they need to learn and master a skill, then they make the learning their own.
In the older grades, students still focus on individual skills, but do it more so in a group/sport setting. There are still many low organized games in which to practice and harness those skills, but the skills they are practicing are now practiced to polish them up before they make the jump to high school.
The skills learned in the earlier years are now the focus of actual sports. Students monthly activities include playing sport and lead-up/set-up games to those sports. Volleyball, soccer, basketball, team handball, hockey, badminton, track & field, orienteering, and many other sports are the culmination that the older students at OLV will play in order to use those skills they have been using and learning since elementary school.
Please be ready 5 minutes before your pick up time. If there is an issue with the bus service, please call First Student at 204-253-5942.
Buses will not run if the temperature is colder than -45oC with the windchill based on the weather at the Forks.
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