Games and Physical Education at Ashbury
Physical education plays a vital role in a student's development and growth. According to medical studies, the physical well-being of a student is directly related to his/her academic performance.
Fitness with an emphasis on cardiovascular conditioning is an integral part of the Ashbury education and is compulsory in the Junior School. Students will develop physical literacy skills and ability through a wide variety of sports. Classes focus on instilling the values of health, teamwork, leadership and commitment that are an essential part of maintaining life-long participation in physical activity.
The program is divided into two basic components: Physical Education and Games. Each student participates in both aspects regularly within the normal school day. Physical Education (PE) is a skills-oriented course within the daily timetable where most instruction takes place. PE classes are small, and individual attention is frequent. Each grade level has four PE periods in an eight-day cycle. Students in Grades 4 to 8 also complete a health component as part of the PE program. Games is a mix of competitive and recreational activities that consist of larger groups. Often, students are given a choice of which Games options they would like to participate in each term.
Students participate in various sports depending on grade level and the season. For intramural competition, students play for their House. A general list of sports is shown below; however, some activities may be added or omitted as the year progresses.
- Rock climbing
- Track and field