Here at Rowntree Montessori Schools, our aim is to ensure each student learns how to live a healthy and active lifestyle both for now, and in their future. Multiple components of our Physical Education program come together to ensure all students develop the skills and knowledge to make positive decisions throughout their lives. Focused health classes, game and fitness oriented physical education classes, extracurricular sports, as well as morning and after school clubs are just some of the components of our Physical Education program. Below is a video of Grade 2 students at the Academy campus practicing their underhand throwing skills at various stations during physical education class.
Through the use of the Thinking Games for Understanding Model (TGFU Model), students learn through playing active games. Using components from different sports, students learn skills and tactics through a variety of mini games, which ensures student engagement in every class. Starting at a young age, the focus of our program is the development of gross motor skills such as jumping and landing, throwing, running, and catching. Students’ gross motor skills are then developed into fine motor skills such as dribbling a ball, passing, shooting, and striking. As students grow, there is a larger focus on game tactics and rules, such as moving to open space, passing in front of a moving person, defending techniques and specific game knowledge. These skills are further developed through our school’s extracurricular sports and clubs.
The variety of extra-curricular activities our school offers will allow each student the opportunity to not only improve their physical fitness, but will also give them a chance to find an activity they wish to continue for the rest of their lives. We believe that student involvement in extra-curricular activities will lead to a well-rounded education. Therefore, we offer a wide variety of clubs, sports teams and house league activities in which students can become involved. Soccer, basketball, ultimate frisbee, and fitness clubs are just a few examples of the variety of activities that are available for our students throughout the school year. Below is a video of students enjoying a game of ultimate frisbee.
With the goal of encouraging students to embrace and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle, we are putting our best foot forward by opening the doors to a wide range of opportunities for students to enjoy physical activity. Our morning and after school clubs are open to all students in a specific age group, and are intended to help students develop a lifelong love of sport. Clubs are structured so that everyone will play and enhance their skills. With this wide array of activities, we believe our students will not only benefit from the activities now, but they will also develop a lifelong passion for being physically active through sport.
We encourage all parents and guardians to encourage their children to make the most of the activities that are offered throughout the school.
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