What administrators can do

Schools play a fundamental role in educating our children and safeguarding them from potential harm or illness. It is essential that schools take appropriate action to ensure that all children and youth have the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes in order to develop competencies that will allow them to stay active and healthy now and into the future. It is also critical that students have the opportunity to learn in a safe, healthy and supportive school environment.

School decision-makers play a primary role in ensuring that quality Physical Education programs are present in schools.

  • Ensure that Physical and Health Education is included and valued as a core subject area in the school curricula.
  • Schedule 150 minutes/week of quality Physical Education, for every child from K-12.
  • Enable adequate resources to be available for quality Physical and Health Education, this includes teaching tools, equipment, and facilities.
  • Ensure that the teachers are properly trained, qualified, and receive ongoing Professional Development opportunities to teach the subjects.
  • Hold schools accountable for the delivery of quality Physical and Health Education programs that meet or exceed the minimum time requirement as stated in provincial curricula, and that ensure that students are meeting program outcomes.
  • Require teachers to report student achievement and/or challenges on all Report Card and feedback opportunities.
  • Ensure that Physical and Health Education are valued within and beyond the classroom. Promote the importance of Active, Healthy Schools and share successes with local media.
  • Recognize excellent teaching through announcements, award nominations, and success stories.