Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I apply?

  • To receive an official title of Quality (Daily) Physical Education Award school.
  • To gain national recognition for your school’s commitment to a quality physical education program.
  • To celebrate and showcase the success and dedication of your school by purchasing a Quality (Daily) Physical Education Award banner to proudly hang in your gym or halls.
  • To promote the importance of quality PE in schools as recipients of this award by attracting local media attention.
  • To motivate your school and surrounding community to “keep the physical in education” by displaying a Quality (Daily) Physical Education Award certificate and congratulatory letters from the PHE Canada president and Prime Minister of Canada.
  • To become connected with the latest resources, teaching tools, and programs.
  • To be part of a community who believes in a physically active and educated society.

How can I assess my school’s PE program?

As part of the application form for the Quality (Daily) Physical Education Award, there is an assessment piece that will have you evaluate the quality and frequency of your physical education programming. This assessment can be found with the Quality (Daily) Physical Education Award application, accessible here.

Is my school a Quality (Daily) Physical Education Award School?

How can I showcase my school’s award?

Display Your Achievement

  • Purchase a Quality (Daily) Physical Education Award banner to proudly hang in your school (gymnasium, foyer, etc.) for students, staff, parents/guardians, and visitors to see and recognize your dedication to the program.
  • Frame and display your Quality (Daily) Physical Education Award certificate, Prime Minister Letter and PHE Canada President’s letter in a prominent location for all to see.

Plan an Awards Ceremony

  • Invite local community members, parents/guardians, city/town councilors, politicians, sports personalities, amateur athletes (Olympic/Paralympic), and media to attend.
  • Arrange for your School Board official to present the award (banner and/or certificate).

Communicate Your Achievement

  • Contact the local media and let them know about your school’s great success. Feel free to use the sample media release template to customize for your school’s efforts. Simply send the news release as an email or fax to your local newspaper editors, radio, and/or television stations to share with the public.
  • Write an article about your school’s program and submit it to your provincial teacher’s association, or other local publications that might be interested.
  • Send the article and/or photographs to PHE Canada to spread the word and show others of your school’s achievement. When possible, PHE Canada will post this information on the website.

My school is K-12. Do I apply for the Elementary/Junior High School Award or the Secondary Award?

Since we have updated the standards on what defines a Quality (Daily) Physical Education program, we no longer have differentiation between award levels by grade. The application will automatically assign you an award level based on your responses. To see the new standards and levels, please click here.

My school is not listed on the school directory/drop down menu.

If your school does not automatically appear in the dropdown menu on the Quality (Daily) Physical Education Award application you can still apply! You can manually type in your school information. If you would like to have your schools information added to our dropdown menu, please email qdpeaward@phecanada.ca with your request.

My school has changed its name and would like it updated on the school directory.

Please email qdpeaward@phecanada.ca and include the following information within your email:

Subject Heading:

School Directory – Name change

Email Body:

  • Old School Name:
  • School Address:
  • City/Town:
  • Postal Code:
  • School Phone:
  • School Board:
  • New School Name:

When is the Quality (Daily) Physical Education Award application deadline?

The 2016-2017 Quality (Daily) Physical Education application deadline is Monday, March 27, 2017.

PHE Canada will only be accepting award package purchases up until Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

The deadline for this year’s Quality (Daily) Physical Education is to ensure that all schools receive their award before the end of the school year. This will allow for ample time to showcase and promote your award through year-end celebrations and ceremonies.

How do I purchase a banner?

Once you have submitted your Quality (Daily) Physical Education application, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you of the status of your award (congratulations or regret email). The congratulations email (sent to the PE leader and cc’d to the principal) will provide a secure link in which you can click on to purchase a banner by credit card or purchase order. If you wish to receive an invoice to purchase a banner, please email your request to qdpeaward@phecanada.ca

What are the new award package options?

The three packages include:

  1. Basic Package (Free)
    1. Online QDPE Banner for school website
    2. Congratulatory letter from the Prime Minister
    3. Congratulatory letter from the President of PHE Canada
    4. Personalized Certificate
       
  2. Hybrid Package ($75.00 +tax+shipping)
    1. Quality (Daily) Physical Education Award Banner
    2. Online Quality (Daily) Physical Education Banner for school website
    3. Congratulatory letter from the Prime Minister (Online only)
    4. Congratulatory letter from the President of PHE Canada (Online only)
    5. Personalized Certificate (Online)
       
  3. Complete Package ($85.00 +tax+shipping)
    1. Quality (Daily) Physical Education Award Banner
    2. Online Quality (Daily) Physical Education Banner for school website
    3. Letter from the Prime Minister (Printed)
    4. Letter from the President of PHE Canada (Printed)
    5. Personalized Certificate (Printed)

Once you have submitted your Quality (Daily) Physical Education application, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you of the status of your award (congratulations or regret email). The congratulations email (sent to the PE leader and cc’d to the principal) will provide a secure link in which you can click on to purchase a banner by credit card or purchase order. If you wish to receive an invoice to purchase a banner, please email your request to qdpeaward@phecanada.ca.

Who can I contact if I have any questions?

For additional questions and information, please contact qdpeaward@phecanada.ca.

Please note, due to the quantity of emails received, please allow for 2-3 days for a response.

 

 

 

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