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Health and Physical Education, Grades 1-8 Curriculum Updates

Health and Physical Education, Grades 1-8 Curriculum Updates
Posted on 09/13/2018
Health and Physical Education, Grades 1-8  Curriculum Updates

The Minister of Education has released a new elementary curriculum for Health and Physical Education, Grades 1-8 (2018) . This curriculum includes content for all strands and topics except the Growth and Development component of the Healthy Living strand, which is taken from the 1998 curriculum . The Board of Trustees wrote to the Minister of Education to reiterate the importance of ensuring learning opportunities for students about healthy relationships, consent, online safety and mental health.
 
Our teachers will be developing lesson plans based on the expectations in the new curriculum, and will continue to communicate with parents/guardians about what their children are learning and when various topics are to be addressed. For example, as per current practice, teachers will provide parents/guardians with a letter indicating the topics pertaining to the Growth and Development strand based on the expectations in the Health and Physical Education, Grades 1-8 (2018) .
 
The OCDSB has a strong commitment to equity and to creating safe, inclusive, and welcoming learning environments. Our classrooms and schools will continue to reflect and support equity and diversity, and actively create and provide an inclusive, safe and caring learning environment for all students and staff. For example learning resources will continue to reflect diversity and representation of our families and communities; schools will continue to support clubs and activities such as the Rainbow Youth Forum ; and the OCDSB Gender Identity and Gender Expression Guide will continue to serve as a resource for supporting students.

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