Early Years K-4
During the Early Years, emphasis is placed on the acquisition of basic
movement skills and their use in introductory and simple activities. Students
begin to understand what movements to do, as well as why and how to do them.
These skills are the building blocks for participation in all physical activity
and are the prerequisites for lifelong physical activity.
Middle Years 5-8
During the Middle Years, emphasis is on the acquisition and application of
basic movement skills and their use in modified and lead-up activities. Students
continue to develop their understanding of what movements to do, as well as why
and how to do them. Students are expected to participate in various physical
activities scheduled on an ongoing basis throughout the year including
individual/dual/team sports/games, alternative pursuits, and rhythmic/gymnastic
and fitness activities. Programming will also include learning activities that
are representative of different learning environments or settings (e.g.: playing
fields, parks, trails, arenas, playground equipment) and representative of
Intramural activities consist of organized league play either before or after
school or during the lunch hour. Intramurals are offered when the resources are
available for schools to accommodate this.
The components of an Intramural Program are:
The aim of Middle Years Athletics (Grades 5-8) is to provide students with
planned and balanced programming to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes
for physically active and healthy lifestyles.
The objectives are:
To encourage the participation of students in Middle Years Athletics through
interscholastic programs and events.
To provide the organization and administration for an interscholastic
athletic program for member schools.
To promote the qualities of sportspersonship, fairplay, leadership, good
citizenship and the general objectives of education in Manitoba.
To promote excellence for all participants in athletic competition (i.e.:
coaches, referees, players, etc).
To promote athletics in cooperation with academic programs. The Division
recognizes student participants as Student-Athletes. This means that
participants are students first and athletes second and that playing on school
teams or participating in divisionally sponsored events is a privilege and not a
right. Each school shall establish the criteria for participation and
communicate these to the students and parents.
Offsite School Activities
The Louis Riel School Division recognizes the importance and educational
value of offsite school programs and activities. Such experiences reflect the
educational goals of the Division and may complement learning outcomes,
curricula, and school programs.
Offsite school programs and activities are defined as any planned educational
activity that takes an individual student or a group of students off school
grounds. Included in the definition are activities that are categorized as
interscholastic activities, activities in the community, residential camping,
wilderness experiences, educational or cultural tours, and recreational
activities. These activities may be general in nature or higher risk and, as
such, require appropriate procedures to ensure safety of students and