Physical Education is geared towards active participation of all students. Skills and techniques are taught in class, but they are secondary to the overall goal of making the students feel comfortable, challenged, and aware of the benefits to a healthy lifestyle. Students' participation in Physical Education will see them explore a variety of activities on and off the campus; the goal of all of these courses is to motivate students to embrace a lifelong active lifestyle.
Students must complete a minimum of 3 credits in Physical Education (PE) in order to receive an Alberta High School Diploma. Physical Education 20 and 30 are courses that can be used for the Rutherford Scholarship and Physical Education 30 can be used to apply to some university faculties.
All Physical Education courses are worth 5 credits. Students looking to fulfill the minimum graduation requirements for Physical Education 10 and CALM 20 may wish to enrol in Wellness 10.
The following Physical Education courses are available at MCHS. Click on the name of the course to read its description.
Physical Education 10
Students have the unique opportunity to take this course with their peers as part of a separate group of boys or girls. The objective of this course is to develop recreational skills and to encourage students to participate in an active lifestyle. Students will experience indoor and outdoor pursuits, including broomball, wheelchair activities, golf on the driving range, and self-defense.
Physical Education 20
Prerequisite: Physical Education 10 or Wellness 10
This course is a continuation of Physical Education 10 and Wellness 10 with a variety of new and exciting sports/activities that may not have been experienced in the prerequisite course. Some of these activities include curling, tennis, billiards, archery, and pickleball.
In addition to obtaining five credits for Physical Education 20, participating students may also earn one credit for CPR, and one credit for Wilderness. A mark of 65% or higher in Physical Education 10 or Wellness 10 is recommended for entry into this course.
Physical Education 30
Prerequisite: Physical Education 20
This course is a continuation of Physical Education 20 with a variety of new and exciting sports/activities that may not have been experienced in the prerequisite course. Some of these activities include bowling, curling, ninja warrior obstacle courses and mountain biking. Physical Education 30 students may also choose to participate in the program's annual two-day camping trip to Jasper, AB - a definite highlight for students taking this program.
In addition to obtaining five credits for Physical Education 30, participating students may also earn one credit for CPR, and one credit for Outdoor Experience. A mark of 65% or higher in Physical Education 20 is recommended for entry into this course.