Balgonie Elementary School students, staff and educational community is proud to be active each, and every day. Our classrooms are interactive instructional spaces where students are motivated to learn through a balance of mental and physical activities. Our staff members are committed to helping our students increase their ability to learn through various brain break activities during class time, as well as integrating various intensities of physical activity into lessons throughout the day. Students are encouraged and supported to be active in Physical Education classes as well as through a broad variety of extracurricular activities throughout the school year.
Classroom teachers will be building Daily Physical Activities into their timetables and logging the time they have spent completing DPA with students. Classes will be competing to log the most DPA they can, without taking away from regular instructional time until the Easter Break. Prizes will be awarded to the classes that log the top times! Prizes to be announced prior to the last week before Easter Break.
Skipping is one of the top cardiovascular activities that people can participate in. The Bobcats will be Skipping IT for the next DPA Challenge. All BES students have been provided with a personal skipping rope for the Skip IT! DPA Challenge courtesy of WINMAR Property Restoration Specialists Owner/Manager Anna Tzortzis and her associate Christine Cormford. Due to their kind sponsorship we were able to buy all students at BES their own skipping ropes for the DPA round April 24 - June 7, 2012. We look forward to developing skipping tricks, presentations and videos as this challenge progresses. Go Bobcats!
A Handbook for Grades 1–9 Schools (2006): This resource supports implementation of the Daily Physical Activity (DPA) Initiative that became mandatory in September 2005. The resource is designed to provide teachers and administrators with information and ideas for developing a daily physical activity program. The resource contains numerous activities that can be organized by the school for small spaces, outdoors, whole school ideas and for the gymnasium.
Daily Physical Activity