These courses will introduce each student to a variety of activities in order to enable the student to choose activities that will allow them to lead a healthful and enjoyable life. The activities included are cardiovascular and muscular development through the use of our track and weight training facility. Team and individual sports are introduced and developed throughout the students' four years at Manchester. Project Adventure is an activity which allows each student to explore his/her individual level of taking risks and making choices. Project Adventure uses a variety of trust building activities that progress to a higher level of trust during our climbing unit. The students are instructed on climbing, relaying, back-up and encouragement skills.
Grade 9: Development of cardiovascular and muscular systems. Introduction to Project Adventure Activities. Introduction to skills and basic knowledge of team and individual sports.
Grade 10: Development of cardiovascular and muscular systems. Development of skills and basic knowledge of team and individual sports.
Grade 11: Development of cardiovascular and muscular systems. Concentration on the development of team and individual sports.
Grade 12: Development of cardiovascular and muscular systems. Develop a mastery of team play and carry over activities.
Health instruction has two principal aims. The first is to help the student appreciate the value of physical, mental and social health. The second is to help the student acquire and maintain a state of well-being. In addition to the minimum ten hours of drug and alcohol education taught each year, the course content for each grade include the following:
Grade 9: The study of the cardiovascular system, risk factors of cardiovascular disease, reproductive systems, birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, and steroid abuse.
Grade 10: The study of driver education theory.
Grade 11: The study of first aid procedures, personal safety, values and decision-making.
Grade 12: Family life education, including parenthood, reproductive systems, social diseases and mental health.