Health education enables students to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and lifelong behaviours that lead to healthful living. The kindergarten to Grade 9 Health Curriculum is organized around themes: self-awareness and acceptance, relating to others, life careers, body knowledge and care and, beginning at the Grade 5 level, human sexuality. All themes are taught within the context of the Catholic Church.
At the high school level, students are required to take the three credit course, Career and Life Management 20, in order to fulfill the requirements for a high school diploma.
The Information on the teaching of human sexuality in Grades 4 - 6 and Grades 7 - 9 is available in the following handbooks. They are provided to assist you in talking with your child about sexuality issues and as information regarding the human sexuality curriculum.
Human Sexuality Parent Handbook Grades 4-6.pdf
Human Sexuality Parent Handbook Grades 7-9.pdf
The Physical Education program emphasizes active living and focuses on physical activity that can be integrated into daily life. Four general outcomes are the basis of the kindergarten to Grade 12 Physical Education Curriculum. These include skill acquisition through a variety of developmentally appropriate movement activities, the experience and appreciation of health benefits that result from physical activity, the development of cooperation skills and the decision to lead an active way of life.
For more information on the Physical Education Curriculum (K-12) and the Health Education (K-9) Curriculum, visit Alberta Education's 2011-2012 Curriculum Handbooks for Parents and Curriculum Summaries (Catholic Version).