Wellness

Wellness 10

Prerequisite: None
Credits: 6

Wellness 10 combines the Physical Education 10 and Career and Life Management (CALM) 20 courses into one, where students will receive three credits for each subject as needed to fulfill the minimum high school diploma requirements.

The objective of this course is to develop life and recreational skills, and to encourage students to participate in an active lifestyle while making informed choices. Students may learn from guest speakers on topics such as post-secondary education, car insurance, addictions, human sexuality and credit/debt.

Wellness 10 will also incorporate indoor and outdoor pursuits including broomball, wheelchair activities, driving range golfing and self-defense.

Wellness: An Indigenous Approach

Prerequisite: None
Credits: 11

This course will combine outcomes of CALM and Physical Education 10, and is taught using a holistic approach. It will incorporate components of living a balanced life in focusing on the four directions of the medicine wheel: physical, emotional, spiritual and mental. The course is designed to encourage students to reflect on their current approaches to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and working towards a positive and well-balanced future.

Students will spend time both in the classrooms and off-site in order to reflect the holistic approach to physical education. Activities could include, but are not limited to:

  • Playing traditional games
  • Canoeing
  • Archery
  • Spending time in nature
  • Participating in other physical activities to support student engagement with traditional perspectives

Furthermore, to complement the course, curricular outcomes from the Aboriginal Studies 10 course will be implemented. These will include, but are not limited to:

  • A focus on Indigenous land and people of Alberta and Canada 
  • Oral traditions and stories
  • Indigenous worldviews 
  • Traditional societies
  • Contact and cultural exchange between non-Indigenous and Indigenous people 
  • Artistic symbolism and expression.

Overall, this course would be offered every day during block one for the entire school year. Students will receive 11 credits for completing this course (5 credits for Aboriginal Studies, 3 credits each for CALM and Physical Education), with the potential to earn credits through single module courses.