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Ms. Victoria Van Zile will take over as our Physical Education teacher. Ms. Van Zile has a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Washington and an extensive background with St. Brendan as a parent, CYO coach, and school volunteer.





Saint Brendan Physical Education

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!


  • Come to PE (2X/week) ready to participate in Tennis Shoes (tied and double knotted)
  • Quickly (w/in 3 minutes) change into PE Uniform (4th-8th Grade)
  • NOTE: If your child is unable to participate in PE on a particular day, a parental note is required.  If your child has a medical reason for not fully participating, a doctor’s release addressed to the school is required.  Students are not allowed to partially participate in PE activities, they may have a choice to wait in the office, read or play with Legos/Knex in gym foyer.

Every PE class incorporates (4) segments:

  • Warm-up (3-5 minutes)
  • “Fit for Life” (5-10 minutes) – Work on proper exercise techniques with cardio conditioning.
  • Transition to field/court games or individual activities (15 min) such as boot camp/circuit training, (K-8). The children are assigned into equally competitive groups to enhance participation, sportsmanship, and movement.   
  • Cool-Down (3-5 minutes)

PE Curriculum:

Physical Education K–8 Learning Standards SHAPE America’s (Society for Health and Physical Educators) National Standards define what a student should know and be able to do as result of a quality physical education program.  The National Standards have been adopted verbatim as the Washington State Physical Education K–8 Learning Standards as does Saint Brendan School (K-8).  These standards can be found in the “links” section below:  

PE Curriculum Goals:

Our Physical Education goal at Saint Brendan School is that students recognize physical fitness as a lifetime skill that can be achieved through a variety of fun activities all while developing motor skills and a positive self-image.

Grades PreK-1st – Focus on development of large/fine motor skills, spatial coordination, eye-hand/foot coordination, and teamwork skills.  Also developing the student’s listening/visual skills regarding instructions and demonstrations. Discuss Sportsmanship and Safety in everyday activities,

Grades 2-3 – Build upon the goals listed above as well as learn lead-up games to team sports, circuit training and proper fitness techniques.  Constantly discuss what being a “Good Sport” means as well as practicing “Safe Play” in everyday activities.

Grades 4-8 – Continue to build on the above and also learn a variety of team, individual, alternative sports and games.  Demonstrate superb fitness fundamentals, (lunges, squats, sit-up, planks, etc.).  Constantly discuss what being a “Good Sport” means as well as practicing “Safe Play” in everyday activities.

PE Grading:

Students are evaluated daily on the quality of their effort, participation level and preparedness level, regardless of their ability.  Every student has the ability to be successful!

Grading is based on the criteria defined below out of a possible (8 points/day):

  • Participation (4 points/day)

    • Dressed Down in school PE uniform
    • Quality of Effort & Attitude
  • RESPECT = “STICKS” (4 Points/day)

    • S = Sportsmanship
    • T = Teamwork
    • I = Integrity
    • C = Cooperation
    • K = Kindness
    • S = Safety!

A Level Student = Students who demonstrate full participation and very respectful all of the time (94-100%).  Full participation/respect is defined as excellent levels of effort, positive attitude, superb sportsmanship/integrity, full attention and preparedness.  Their daily performance must go beyond personal achievement and involve showing care and a sense of responsibility for classmates.

B Level Student = Students who demonstrate full participation/”STCKS” most of the time (85-93%).

C Level Student = Students who demonstrate full participation/”STICKS” some of the time, (72-84%)

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child.  I can be reached Mon-Thurs 8:00-3:00pm using the information below.  I am looking forward to getting to know your children this year and have a lot of fun in the process.

Below I have attached our curriculum calendar and will be updating this periodically throughout the 2016-17 year.

Thank you, Mrs. Van Zile




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