The Health/Wellness Curriculum Task Force has designed a student program that
is both consistent and comprehensive. It is our belief that this program will
empower our students to maximize their potential for physical, psychological,
and social well-being by striving for their optimal health and living the sort
of lifestyle that engenders wellness.
In order to achieve the above, the Task Force believes that the following key
tasks are important for students to accomplish by the end of Grade 12.
- Discuss lifestyle choices that influence the development of disease and
impact health maintenance.
- Explain the disease process and recognize healthy behaviors that will
avoid communicable disease.
- Discuss HIV transmission and those behaviors which contribute to the
possible risk of STDs and/or AIDS.
- Discuss the process of reproduction and explain choices in preventing
- Recognize personal stressors and effectively implement stress reducers.
- Demonstrate how refusal skills can be used to avoid unhealthy lifestyle
- Recognize a conflict situation and institute conflict resolution skills.
- Describe the influences that media has on us as it relates to violence,
body image, sexuality, and our choices as consumers.
- Demonstrate a factual understanding of the effects of drugs and alcohol on
the brain and the body.
- Discuss healthy food choices and how they affect well-being.
- Evaluate their own fitness and compose a personal fitness plan.
- Demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and services
from community resources.
- Qualify for certification in First Aid/CPR from the American Red Cross.
Health Curriculum Guide