Taking Care of the Bodies God has Blessed Us With
Physical fitness is an important component to the school day at St. John's in kindergarten through 8th grade. The inclusion of regular physical activity helps students maintain fitness, develop muscular strength, and improve cardiovascular health. St. John's facilities include both indoor and outdoor areas for teaching, including Senne Field, Walker Hall Gymnasium, and outdoor courts on our playground.
Our PE teacher, Mrs. Miller, has created a program for students K-5 that encourages them to reach their personal best, tests knowledge of game rules and basic physiology, and overall lets them have FUN while being active! Middle school students have their own program - led by Mr. Harrison and Mrs. VB - learning through the introduction of various sports and physical activities. Students also participate in local sporting competitions which include track and field competitions at Crean Lutheran High School, and Kids Run the OC (KROC) Marathon at the Orange County Fairgrounds in order to support the importance of teamwork and good health.
The participation in physical education provides a positive influence on a student's personality, character and self-esteem. In addition, the team-building process enhances communication skills, and the skills required to get along and cooperate with students of varying ethnic backgrounds and personalities.
Develop Motor Skills
Physical education is essential to the development of motor skills and the enhancement of reflexes. Hand-eye coordination is improved, as well as good body movements, which helps in the development of a healthy body posture.
Health & Nutrition
Physical education teaches students the importance of physical health. Physical health and education informs students on sound eating practices and the essential guidelines for nutrition.
Let's be honest, students have substantial amounts of stress due to curriculum, homework, families and peer pressures. Involvement in sports, recreational activities or other forms of physical fitness offer a flexible method of stress relief.