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The Physical Education curriculum teaches the importance of being and staying healthy, and gives GMS girls the opportunity to learn and play sports in a positive environment. Making PE classes fun draws the students in, and they participate and exercise because they enjoy it. Finding the right type of exercise for each girl, whether a team or individual sport, is the goal.
All students are expected to be involved to some degree all of the time. Students will test their skills at the end of a unit by competing in tournaments and playing on randomly organized teams.
PE classes include traditional sports such as Basketball and Volleyball, as well as non-traditional activities such as Self-Defense and Skateboarding. GMS is proud to have a covered skateboard ramp and all of the necessary equipment to run a skate program. Highlights of the rainy season include Fitness and African Dance. Students are able to track their athletic improvement through fitness tests and various team challenges. In “Run Across America,” the girls compete against the other grades in a yearlong running competition.
Girls discover sports by playing games to learn the rules and techniques rather than practicing repetitive drills. This approach to learning allows all girls to participate in every PE class and to work as a team to help each other improve. Understand, Progress, and Play!
Units of Study:
Softball, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Tennis, Flag Football, Flying Disc, Track & Field, Fitness, Running, African Dance, Self-Defense, Skateboarding.