P.E. & ATHLETICS
The physical education program stresses participation and involvement for all children preschool through eighth grade. The program is designed so that children can learn to develop and incorporate the knowledge, skills and attitudes to lead physically active and healthy lifestyles. Children are taught that physical health and wellness are lessons for life, and not just school years.
The curriculum provides a program to meet the needs of various age and skill levels. Movement education and balance activities are the main focus in the lower grades. Space awareness and tag games help improve children’s peripheral vision while moving in space. Students benefit from these tag games while playing team sports in later grades. Refinement of motor skills, hand-eye coordination and physical fitness activities are stressed in the intermediate grades.
Athletics is an important part of Sullins’s physical education program. Throughout the physical education, athletic, and rec programs, the emphasis is on skills development, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
Primary School curriculum focuses on movement, balance, depth perception, and spatial awareness. These skills are taught through age appropriate obstacle courses and tag games. Hand-eye coordination are practiced through throwing and catching games.
Lower School curriculum focuses on team sports, cooperation, team-building, and individual skills. Sports include volleyball, soccer, baseball, tennis, football, basketball, and hockey. Students participate in bi-annual fitness testing, single and team jump ropes, and seasonal tag games. Fourth and fifth grade students complete the PE Central Challenge. As a culmination of Heart Health Awareness month, students participate in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart.
Middle school curriculum focuses on team sports, cooperation, team-building, and individual skills. Sports include volleyball, soccer, baseball,tennis, football, basketball, and hockey. Middle school students play hockey on rollerblades. Students participate in bi-annual fitness testing. Cross curricular projects include anti-tobacco posters in art and a language arts based research paper on famous athletes and their educations.
ELECTIVE: ADVANCED PE
The Advanced PE elective meets once a week during the school year. Typically, it is open to seventh and eighth grades only. Students work on speed, agility, and fitness. In addition, they study muscle anatomy and weight lifting.