Physical and Health education
The goal of the MYP Physical and health education program at ISU is to expose students to a broad, fitness- and health-based program in order for them to see the value of movement and create the desire of participation in a life long program of movement and action and to lead healthy lives.
Studies have also shown that students who have a significant amount of physical activity each week are better focused and perform better in academics than students who don’t exercise. Hopefully, students will see these benefits while they are participating in the school program, and carry on with exercising and physical activity long after they have moved on from MYP to the DP, university, and the rest of their lives. MYP students, on average, participate in 150 minutes of Physical and health education classes a week at ISU. The yearly curriculum is composed of 6 - 7 units that cover a wide variety of activities including the following: team sports, dual sports, individual sports, fitness, movement composition, team building, experiential games and challenges, and health education.
There may be different activities from year to year, but all movement areas are covered each year.
MYP physical and health education courses are assessed against four criteria, each with a maximum achievement level of eight.
MYP Physical and health education assessment criteria:
- Criterion A: Knowing and understanding
- Criterion B: Planning for performance
- Criterion C: Applying and performing
- Criterion D: Reflecting and improving performance