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Provincial Organization
Saskatchewan Physical Education Association (SPEA)

View the current SK  PE/HE Curriculum


Physical Education Goals: Active Living; Skillful Movement; Relationships

Health Education Goals: Develop Understanding, Skills, and Confidences Necessary to Take Action to Improve Health; Make Informed Decisions Based on Health Related Knowledge; Apply Decisions That Will Improve Personal Health and/or the Health of Others

Allocated Minutes of Instruction

Grades 1-5: PE 150 minutes; HE 80 minutes

Grades 6-9: PE 150 minutes; HE 100 minutes

Grades 10-12: I Credit from Wellness 10, PE 20 or PE 30 

* Allocated time does not necessarily represent actual Physical Education time provided.


Curricula: 6-9 Physical Education and Health Education curricula were released in 2009, followed by curricula for grades 1-5 in 2010. A new Wellness 10 curriculum was released in 2012. There is currently a pause on the development and delivery of new curricula. It is expected that new curricula for PE 20 and 30 (grade 11 and 12) will be released shortly after the pause is lifted.

SPEA continues to work with provincial stakeholders to discuss plans to further improve and promote quality daily physical education in our province. We have recently been working with the Partners for Physical Literacy to promote and support the growing understanding of physical literacy and how it relates to our curricula.

PROVINCIAL EDUCATION SECTOR STRATEGIC PLAN ANNOUNCED: In 2014 the Ministry of Education released a Provincial Education Sector Strategic Plan that included the following goals:

  • By June 2020, 80% of students will be at grade level or above in reading, writing, and math.
  • By June 2020, collaboration between FNM and non-FNM partners will result in significant improvement in FNM achievement and graduation rates.
  • Saskatchewan’s graduation rate will be 85% by 2020.

SPEA will be active in ensuring that the importance of quality Physical Education and Health Education programs, and initiatives, are recognized as important factors in achieving these goals.

Updated: Feb 11, 2015