The new Grades 11 and 12 Physical Education / Health Education (PE/HE) curriculum as defined by the Province of Manitoba, promotes home, school and community involvement. Schools will choose their own delivery model for these courses, depending on local needs, priorities and preferences. Details on how out-of-school basketball programming may impact this new requirement is explained at...

As a requirement for course completion all students must plan and participate in a personal physical activity plan of at least 55 hours of moderate to vigorous physical activity that contributes to cardio-respiratory endurance (heart, lungs, circulatory system) plus one or more of the health-related fitness components. Depending on the implementation plan of the school,students may be required to complete part or all of this in an out-of-school manner.

A Physical Activity Inventory which lists over 100 physical activities and corresponding safety checklists has been provided to schools as part of the OUT-of Class Safety Handbook:

A Resource for Grades 9-12 Physical Education/Health Education (PDF)

Basketball comes out as one of the lowest risk activities that addresses the 4 key factors that contribute to the specific health-related fitness component including cardio-respitory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance and flexibility.

As per an overall risk factor, basketball has been defined as having some safety concerns with quality instruction recommended and and little or no adult supervision required.

It is from this list physical activities that schools / divisions have developed their own risk management policies related to out-of-class activities. This Parent’s Guide includes a number of answers to questions regarding the new Grades 11 and 12 courses...

Active and Healthy Lifestyles for All Students: A Parent's Guide for
Grades 11 and 12 Physical Education / Health Education
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Specific questions on this new school requirment should be directed to your child's physical education teacher.  

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