The importance of physical activity and healthy living is well documented and something we believe in at Summit School!
Let's Get Physical!
The Physical Education Department implements programs of physical activities, sports, and exercise that are designed to help the students develop fundamental motor skills (running, jumping) and object control skills (throwing, catching), and then subsequently use these skills in a wide range of games and sports. Lifelong fitness and participation in physical activity throughout the lifespan is integral to the goals of the program.
Emphasis is also placed on community leisure skills such as swimming, skating, hockey, fitness walking and running. Outreach programs such as ‘in-school” Special Olympics activities and “inter-school” competitive sport options are offered. Every attempt is made to develop a full range of skills, fitness activities and sport opportunities to suit the various needs of the students in the school. Physical Education is an integral part of student life at all three campuses: main campus, Lauren Hill Academy (LHA), and TECC downtown
Summit Students are offered a lunchtime intramural athletics program. The three sports covered throughout the school year are basketball, indoor hockey, and soccer. There are twelve teams divided between two leagues, with an average of six to eight players per team. The leagues function on a five game schedule, with playoffs determining the champions.
Numerous students are involved in helping organize these games, including assistant refereeing, and score keeping. It is an opportunity to assume some responsibility in a sport setting and practice appropriate leadership skills.
The seasons culminate with all-star games, one for students versus students, and the other pitting students against staff. These programs are immensely popular, and have become an intricate part of student life at Summit School.
The Healthy and Active Living Committee
The Health and Active Living Committee is a collaborative initiative with the Physical Education, Physiotherapy and Nursing departments. Itwas established to provide updated and verified information on nutrition, physical activity, and other lifestyle factors that influence health in the form of information bulletins, simple activities, and materials and resources. We do this by creating fun and engaging initiatives that are encouraged, but optional. Featured projects include "the Staff Role Modeling Active Living Project" and the “Concussion Awareness Project”.