YWCA Dating Safe Program

All Grade 8’s at John Oliver Secondary will be taking part in a pilot project offered through the YWCA called, Dating Safe. This program begins the week of November 12th and will run over 8 classes throughout November and December.  A letter was given to students and sent home the week of November 4th. This letter includes detailed information regarding what topics will be covered in this new program.

The learning standards of PHE are to improve student’s physical literacy, healthy and active living, social and community health, and mental well-being. The components of the BC Provincial core curriculum guiding PHE which will be covered in the Dating Safe program are:

  • Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being
  • Healthy relationships can help us lead rewarding and fulfilling lives
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of others connects us to our community

If you have any further questions, or did not receive the letter, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher directly.

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Our department is committed to providing students with a positive, safe and enjoyable learning environment that will allow them to learn, grow and further develop their skills and abilities as a person, a student and as an athlete.

The aim of Physical & Health Education is to enable students to enhance their quality of life through healthy living and physical activity.  Through participation in this course, students will develop the knowledge, skills and attitude which will allow them to incorporate physical activity and healthy/active choices into their daily lives.

Participating in curriculum activities such as individual and team sports, games, dance, gymnastics, outdoor pursuits and fitness activities, students will have the opportunity to develop a positive attitude towards physical activity. Students will gain an appreciation for personal fitness and the development of life-long physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. They will also learn to work in a collaborative setting, to problem solve and to build on their leadership skills. Finally, through analysis and reflection, students will develop the ability to make healthy choices with respect to their own emotional and mental well-being and to incorporate strategies for developing positive relationships and connections with others and their community.