The Revised PHE Curriculum

What do you know about the newly revised Physical and Health Education (PHE) curriculum? Please let us know in the comments section down below!

Kindergarten students at Nootka Elementary School are embracing the “physical literacy” component of the revised PHE curriculum by using gymnastics to become lifelong lovers/learners of physical activity. Read more here.

Follow the DASH BC blog for discussion on using the PHE curriculum to support student learning and giving students opportunities to build their own understanding of the importance of physical activity and health, now and in the future.

As there is no fixed curriculum delivery model in place, the delivery of the PHE curriculum can be adapted based on the strengths and needs of your school. DASH BC would like to know how your classroom, school, or school community is delivering the PHE curriculum. Please share your success stories and ideas in the comments section down below!


  1. At Saltspring Island Middle School (SIMS), we deliver PHE in a variety of ways. We have a strong sexual health and self care focus as well as having extensive programs that encourage self expression and physical health.

    While simultaneously embracing the new curriculum, we started a circus program to add to our physical options in the day. In addition to our sports-focused PE curriculum, with flexible options for students, we have an exploratory program whereby students can learn the basics of floor and ground circus skills, as well as begin their learning in aerial apparatus. Ground and floor skills include unicycling, juggling, hooping, poi, diablo, devil sticks, flipping, and acro. Aerial arts include trapeze, silks, hammocks, cube and lyra hoop. They work within strict safety guidelines and must work as a unit to have the program work for them.

    Our sexual health curriculum is delivered with parents in mind, and all classrooms deliver the curriculum at the same time. This allows students to have the” learning buzz” together, making a somewhat challenging subject be less isolating and more comprehensive as a community. We also host parent-info nights to go over the curriculum and support parents in having conversations with their child/ren, in conjunction with when our whole school is focusing on Sexual Health in a bigger way. Our administrator has ensured that at least one of our staff is fully trained on the subject (through Options for Sexual Health), and so is able to work collaboratively with classroom teachers to support them in their creating their lessons and units.


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