Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional school district's physical education philosophy
our School District's Physical Education Physical Education is an integral part of the total educational process. It is concerned with all aspects of the individual’s development. The purpose is to provide physical education that encompasses the total “body-wellness concept” and promotes physical wellness by encouraging a comprehension of the scientific principles of fitness. The enjoyment of lifetime activities is achieved by providing our students with a wide variety of skills that work toward strength, coordination, flexibility, and endurance in the setting of individual and group games. Physical Education is a useful tool in the constructive management of leisure time. It promotes an understanding and an appreciation of sport and lifetime activities. Young people must cope with many social pressures; therefore, the concepts of positive, social interaction are modeled in class. Challenge, which is a normal faucet of human life, is exemplified in physical education. It is through active and varied participation that our students learn to enjoy healthful recreational living. Through a variety of activities, creative expression, enjoyment, and fun will be fostered.
K-12 Physical Education Goals 1. To promote physical fitness working toward strength, power, motor ability, flexibility, endurance, and proficiency in skills necessary for the performance of physical activities. 2. To develop a safety capacity enabling one to care for oneself and others, to assume safe participation in challenging activities with the proper understanding and use of equipment. 3. To develop and express, in a socially acceptable way, a respect for human rights and personal relationships that will contribute to a well-rounded person capable of displaying leadership, as well as “followership” and other appropriate behavior essential to a good individual. 4. To instill within each student respect, emotional expression and control, and enjoyment of accomplishment, through creative and imitative activities. 5. To develop a recreation capacity in a variety of sporting and lifetime activities and continue their use into the future.