2018-2019 Course Outline

COURSE:        Physical and Health Education 8

TEACHER:        Victoria van Schouwen, Anthony Doiron

CONTACT:        victoria@go.islandpacific.org, anthony@go.islandpacific.org



The overall purpose of the PE program at Island Pacific School is to gain “an appreciation and understanding of the value of physical education and its relationship to a healthy, balanced lifestyle.”  We hope to inspire interest in a variety of physical activities and develop and improve on fundamental movement skills. In this course, we will focus on the importance of physical, emotional and sexual health. Some of the activities we will cover over the year include Quidditch, Ultimate Frisbee, yoga, dance, fitness and healthy living, soccer, volleyball, basketball, and sexual and drug and alcohol education.

The aims of MYP physical health and education are to encourage and enable students to:



The following units will be covered over the course of the year.


Student Expectations

Required Materials


Island Pacific School uses the International Baccalaureate rubrics to evaluate students in reference to four distinct criteria. In this course, those criteria are as follows:


Criterion A: Knowing and understanding 

Criterion B: Planning for performance

Criterion C: Applying and performing

Criterion D: Reflecting and improving performance

For a complete list of the  MYP Physical & Health Education (PHE) criteria and their relevant level descriptors for  Year 3, you can download a PDF here (year 3) and here (year 5).

For a complete description of BC’s New Curriculum Core Competencies for PHE click here.