Physical Education

High School Physical Education

Mission and Aim

Beginning with the Class of 2021, a full credit Wellness Block will be offered at HKIS. In their Wellness Block, students will develop their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being through a Physical Education, Counseling Seminar, and Spiritual Exploration course.

Physical education at HKIS is an integral part of the educational process and contributes to the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual development of every student. The mission of physical education at HKIS is the development of autonomous, lifelong learners who readily participate in meaningful physical activity on a regular basis. The aim of physical education at HKIS is lifelong participation. Further, the aim is to foster the development of positive attitudes toward a lifetime commitment to physical activity and well-being – through lessons focusing on understanding games, skill development and participation. The graduation requirement is 1/2 credit of Physical Education for each year in attendance at HKIS.

Program Goals

  1. Concept-based skill development
    • To educate students as to the structure of games and movement skills whereby the tactical understanding and skill execution can be learned, transferred and perfected.
    • To target each student’s base skill level through differential teaching strategies to enable individual skill progression.
    • To enable learners to participate successfully in a physical activity even though it may not have been specifically included in the program.
  2. Development of positive attitudes. These attitudes will focus on:
    • Physical activity.
    • Fitness.
    • Self-concept.
    • Relationships with others.
    • Social behavior.
    • Personal and group safety.
  3. A lifestyle oriented to overall well-being:
    • To provide each student with the opportunity to develop an optimal level of fitness. u To educate and excite students about pursuing active, healthy lifestyles.
    • To assist students in the development of attitudes, knowledge and skills necessary to initiate and maintain appropriate fitness programs.
    • To promote self-motivated learning as related to fitness and well-being.
    • To give students the opportunity to live what they have learned through participation in physical education.
    • To educate and excite students to improve their diet and well-being.