Xaverian's Physical Education Department provides students the opportunity to engage in physical activities that promote physical fitness, teamwork, and problem-solving strategies in a safe and comfortable environment with the ultimate goal of developing young adults who understand the benefits of adopting a healthy and active lifestyle.
Physical and Health Education Department Goals
List of 3 items.
Develop Cooperation, Teamwork, and Sportsmanship
To develop the qualities of cooperation, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
Develop Fitness, Motor Skills, and Appreciation for Physical Activity
To develop fitness, motor skills, and an appreciation of engaging in physical activity.
Develop Physically Literate Individuals
To help develop physically literate individuals who enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.
The 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade Physical Education course develops knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are the key components of lifetime health and fitness. Students learn skills that will enhance their enjoyment of activities geared toward an active, healthy life, including team and individual sports and recreational activities. Our goal is to help the students to develop their minds and body through physical activities (team sports, functional fitness) while also having them appreciate the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Activities include soccer, basketball, football, volleyball, a variety of recreational activities, and muscular strength and endurance training.
The emphasis of the physical education program is on basic body movements, calisthenics, achievement testing, lead-up games, sports fundamentals (basketball, volleyball, hockey, handball, zone football, flag football, and whiffle ball).
This course consists of a general conditioning program and a review of fundamental skills previously taught. Additional instruction of more advanced skills and team play are added within this program. Physical fitness testing relays and races are also included.
The principles of game skills and advanced team play are rapidly reviewed with an introduction to golf and the fundamentals of badminton. Body mechanics, individual exercise programs in fundamental movements, physical fitness testing, apparatus and gymnastic skills round out the program.
Conditioning activities, participation in seasonal sports programs, physical fitness testing, self-testing apparatus skills, choice of activities in accord with the wishes, desires, and needs of the individual are the essentials of the year's program.
This course is offered to sophomores in response to the individual’s and society’s concern with the problems of drug/alcohol abuse. Students are provided with factual information and engage in discussion regarding some of the personal, societal, health-related, and legal aspects of this issue. In addition, significant attention is given to the basics of CPR.
Physical and Health Education Department Members
List of 3 members.
(718) 836-7100 x844
Brian McCartney 04
Physical Education Department Chairperson
(718) 836-7100 x847
Admissions Associate; Teacher
(718) 836-7100 x116
Established in 1957, Xaverian is one of thirteen schools nationwide sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers.