• Physical Education

    At Cornerstone Christian School we believe that the teaching and development of movement skills from an early age is necessary to give a young person the tools to be physically active. Explicit teaching of these skills is the key to allowing the young person to be proficient in these movements. We see to it that in the early grades students are taught the movement patterns that involve different body parts such as the legs, arms, trunk and head and include skills such as running, throwing, hopping, skipping and jumping. These are the foundational movements to the more complex skills that are taught in the higher elementary grades.

    The higher grades incorporate these foundational skills into outdoor education, cooperative games, sports and recreational activities.  During these years, students will develop attitudes and behaviors that will allow them to carry out and appreciate specific, specialized activities that they enjoy. Consequently, they will have the ability, confidence and qualities needed to continue to participate in these activities later on in life, as part of a healthy, active lifestyle.

    The teaching of Physical Education at Cornerstone Christian School seeks to give students the tools needed to develop their skills and a Godly character. Within a Christian context, such teaching can be given in such a way to make the students:

    • understand that they are created in God’s image;
    • understand that their bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit and are to be treated with care and respect;
    • understand the importance of physical fitness in maintaining a sound body and mind;
    • understand that training one’s body to move most efficiently must be directed toward meaningfully serving God and our neighbor;
    • develop the basic movement skills they require to participate in physical activities throughout their lives;
    • develop consideration and respect for the rights, abilities, feelings, and limitations of others;
    • understand the importance of cooperation and working together towards a common goal;
    • develop wholesome attitudes in the area of sportsmanship;
    • develop self-control, patience, and perseverance in working toward a goal.