Ophea’s H&PE Online Learning Resources have been developed to provide educational and development-focused curriculum-linked resources to support educators, parents/caregivers and all students to keep progressing in their learning.
H&PE Online Learning:
- Highlights the importance of Health and Physical Education: “Health and Physical Education is highly relevant to students’ present and future lives in a complex, global, technology-rich, and rapidly changing world, and students need to understand this if they are to develop the comprehension, commitment, and capacity to participate in and promote healthy, active living.” (Ontario Elementary H&PE Curriculum, 2019 p. 10; Ontario Secondary H&PE Curriculum, 2015, p.10)
- Supports student success and health and well-being: “Research has shown a connection between increased levels of physical activity and better academic achievement, better concentration, better classroom behaviour, and more focused learning. Other benefits include improvements in mental health and well-being, physical capacity, self-concept, and the ability to cope with stress. ” (Ontario H&PE Curriculum, 2019 p. 7)
- Continues physical literacy development for students.
- Reinforces key messages about safety.