Promoting the development of healthy and active lifestyles for students is the focus of this unique program. This whole school approach supports students in developing a joy of and appreciation for athletics, health, physical activity and lifelong wellness.
The Sports and Wellness Academy is one of five new Elementary Academies that opened in September 2012 that focus on promoting excellence and encouraging the talents of our future musicians, artists, health experts and leaders. These programs offer exciting new opportunities for students to explore their individuality and creativity within the TDSB.
What is the Sports/Health & Wellness Academy?
In this Academy – geared for students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 – students will discover a passion for variety of sports and athletic pursuits, health and physical activities that lead to a lifelong commitment to healthy active living.
What will students learn and do?
- Participate in daily physical activity that promotes healthy living
- Learn about the connection between good nutrition, physical activity and being better learners
- Become advocates for healthy living
- Enjoy lots of opportunities to participate in a variety of intramural and interschool programs
How will students benefit?
Students enrolled in the Sports and Wellness Academy will experience the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle by giving them the tools they need to make good decisions about personal health and well-being. Health literacy will help empower students to learn, understand and use information to make good decisions about personal health and well-being. Local partnerships will be integrated within the health and physical education curriculum and wellness programs. Students will be part of a culture that balances academic excellence with personal leadership, character development and innovation.
Where will it be located?
There will be three Sport and Wellness Academies in the TDSB: