Mission of the Greenwich Public Schools
The mission of the Greenwich Public Schools is to educate all students to their highest level of academic potential and to teach them the skills and knowledge to become capable, creative, and responsible members of society.
Mission of the Greenwich Public Schools Physical Education Program
The mission of the Greenwich Public Schools Physical Education program is to educate all students to their highest level of academic potential and to teach them the skills and knowledge necessary to lead a physically active lifestyle.
Physical Education Learner Goal
All students will develop physical skills in sports and recreational activities; develop physical fitness; acquire knowledge and appreciation of sports and physical activity as lifetime recreational activities; and demonstrate attributes of good sportsmanship.
National Standards for Physical Education
Physical activity is critical to the development and maintenance of good health. The goal of physical education is to develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.
A physically educated person:
Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
Standard 2: Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.
Standard 3: Participates regularly in physical activity.
Standard 4: Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
Standard 5: Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.
Standard 6: Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.