Mission: Physical Education
The Garden City Physical Education program is based upon the acquisition of knowledge and skills that are the foundation for engaging in physical activity. Our mission is to empower all students to sustain regular, lifelong physical activity as a foundation for a healthy, productive and fulfilling life. The Garden City High School Physical Education curriculum is a sequential educational program. It is based on physical activities undertaken in an active, caring, supportive and nonthreatening atmosphere in which every student is challenged and successful. We aim to provide every student with a wide variety of physical activities and challenges that will contribute to the development and maintenance of their physical, cognitive, and affective well being. Ultimately students will be provided with the foundation for making informed decisions that will empower them to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Congratulations to senior's Aaron Miner and Molly Timmins who recently received the Nassau Zone of NYS AHPERD most outstanding physical education student award. The students attended the award dinner with PE teacher Mr. Paul Cutter and athletic director Ms. Nancy Kalafus. The criteria of these awards are students who exemplify and demonstrate an understand of the NYS Learning Standards of Health and Physical Education by exhibiting a physically active lifestyle, both during and outside of school. They demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior - including good sportsmanship, character, civility and citizenship. Aaron and Molly also demonstrate leadership and are positive role models on their peers. The physical education department is so proud of Aaron and Molly and would like to congratulate them for being the PE outstanding students of the year.
Check out Nintendo Wii Fit Plus in P.E class
What's Happening in Physical Education?
Current units in Physical Education are: Mountain Biking, Golf, Tournament Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Baseball/Softball Batting Practice,