Health and Physical Education

Health and Physical Education

Northview’s Health and Physical Education Department recognizes the importance of maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.  Our main goal is to not only keep our students ACTIVE but also educate them on the importance of healthy choices providing them with the foundation to live active healthy lives. 

The Health and Physical Education Program promotes healthy, active living, enjoyment and regular enthusiastic participation in physical activity.  Courses help students understand how personal actions and decisions will affect their health.  Courses provide students with a wide variety of activities that promote fitness and the development of living skills.

The expectations in Health and Physical Education courses are organized into four distinct but related strands:

  1. Physical activity is concerned with refining and combining students’ personal locomotor and stability skills.
  2. Active living focuses on active participation, physical fitness and safety.
  3. Healthy living addresses the knowledge and skills that students need to make informed decisions related to healthy growth and sexuality, mental health, personal safety, and injury prevention.
  4. Living skills help students develop a positive “sense of self”.  They also foster decision making, conflict resolution, communication, and interpersonal skills

Intramurals and Athletics are a big part of our department.  We have competitive teams in all major sports competing at Regional, City and Ontario Championships.  We have won numerous regional, city and OFSAA titles in previous years.

Classes offered: We offer both Healthy Active Living Education (PPL) as well as Personal Fitness (PAF) classes at every grade level including grade 9. We also offer Recreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership (PLF4M) as well as Introduction to Kinesiology (PSK 4U) senior level university and mixed level senior classes.

Our facilities include Esther Shiner Stadium which students use in all 4 periods of the school day for our healthy active living education physical education (PPL) and personal fitness (PAF) classes as well as intramurals, team practices and games throughout the school day. In addition we also have a separate grass field, double gym, single gym, weight room, swimming pool, dance studio and baseball diamond. 

HPE Team: ext. 20030 (boys PE office) and ext 20031 (girls PE office)

ACL of HPE and Athletics: A.Yeung

ACL of APGA and Health and Wellness SHSM: J.Fiorio

ACL of Athletics & PAC: C. Kwan

Department Members: K. Farmer, K.Tsai, R.Shook