During the early elementary years, through physical education (PE), students learn the basic movement patterns and concepts that will be utilized in their later years in sports and lifetime activities.
Social responsibility is infused throughout all of physical education. Team building activities designed to help groups or classes develop effective communication and problem-solving skills are a part of the St. Pius X School PE curriculum. Character education concepts, such as respect, responsibility and honesty are practiced in the physical activity setting.
All students learn about the components of health related fitness: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition. Through a variety of activities they practice ways to become and stay fit.
After learning the basic motor skills and concepts, students are introduced to many lifetime activities. Examples include: roller skating, kickball, bowling, and various fitness and wellness activities.