Physical Education (9th – 12th Grades)
The Physical Education Department will provide a fun and positive experience for all students in a variety of lifetime sports, leisure activities, wellness concepts, cooperative games, individual sports, team sports and outdoor pursuits. The primary objectives of our program are to provide each student with the opportunity to facilitate growth, exploration, improve skill development, and improve upon their optimal level of fitness. We challenge all students to exhibit responsible behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings. We help children learn to improve their self image and promote participation in regular physical activity outside of the school environment.
Students will learn and improve upon the basic skills and strategies necessary to be a good performer. Students will be taught the rules, rituals, and scoring procedures essential for appreciating sport and being a good sports person. Students will have the opportunity to improve their skills through various drills and modified activities as well as participate in fun competition, culminating in a final event that is exciting and rewarding for all. We will emphasize the importance of fair play so that every student can be successful. The activities will be sequenced progressively so that students are continually challenged. Tasks are planned and sequenced to match the physical, intellectual, and emotional abilities of students and to encourage those students to become increasingly better sports persons.
Yoga (10th – 11th Grades Girls)
This course offers students an introductory Hatha yoga or postures. Also, Pranayama or the breathing technique is introduced. The refinement of breathing ultimately transforms the mind and body.
Gain a clear understanding of the mechanics of the body while encouraging increased awareness of the self.
Acquire skills necessary to perform a variety of yoga poses.
Increase flexibility, strength and stamina.
Health Science (10th Grade)
Health education instills in students the knowledge and skills needed to examine alternatives and make responsible health-related decisions. Drawing on a solid cognitive base from the biological, environmental, psychological, social, physical, and medical sciences, health education helps students learn to choose to lead a positive, healthy life style and prevent and manage health problems.
Health education relies upon the National Health Education Standards.
Main goals of this class are to acquire, interpret, and understand basic knowledge of health information. Class will be taught in Japanese using both English and Japanese text books and handouts. Quizzes and exams will be given in both languages.
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|Course offerings and course contents may vary academic year to academic year depending on registering student numbers, instructors and/or instructors’ availability. This includes the possibility of a course being not available for a certain grade due to scheduling difficulty even though the registration list says that the course will be offered to 11th&12th grade, for example.|