The emphasis is on learning to live a healthy,active, lifestyle that leads to a high quality of life from childhood through adulthood.
We belive that physical activity is critical to the development and maintenance of good health. The goal of physical education is to develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.
The teaching philosophy in the George White School physical education classes adheres to the Best Practices document from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. (NASPE)
The curriculum reflects the NASPE National Standards for Physical Education, which are as follows.
A physically educated person:
Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
Standard 2: Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.
Standard 3: Participates in regular physical activity.
Standard 4: Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
Standard 5: Exibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.
Standard 6: Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and / or social interaction.
The national content standards define what a student should know and be able to do as a result of a quality physical education program. The state of New Jersey has developed Core Content Standards that are based on the national standards. The teaching approach reflects both sets of standards.