National Award Program Recognizes Schools for their Commitment to Providing Quality Physical Education Programs.
Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) has announced the launch of the Quality Daily Physical Education (QDPE) Award application for 2018-2019. Schools are assessed against standardized criteria, which includes the amount of daily physical education; lesson plans and assessment strategies; professional development opportunities for teachers; and fun, fair, cooperative programming, among others. Qualifying schools are assigned a star level from one star to four star and receive the official title “QDPE” or “QPE” school; the opportunity to purchase a banner to hang in their school gymnasium; national publicity; a letter of congratulations from the Prime Minister and the PHE Canada President; and a personalized certificate with their school’s name. Any Canadian school can apply online before March 13th, 2019 at http://phecanada.ca/qdpeaward
“Every Canadian school's quality daily physical education program should be recognized and celebrated,” said Melanie Davis, PHE Canada’s Executive Director and CEO. “Daily physical education is critical to the growth and development of our children. Putting quality into the equation is the special axillar. It represents inclusion, diverse activities, and equality for all our students. These awards recognize the dedication of school administrators and teachers to help to build confidence, motivation, and concentration in all their students, empowering them to be healthy, active and better learners and citizens for life. All children deserve quality daily physical education.”
Over 340 schools across Canada received a QDPE Award in the 2017-2018 school year. This translates to over 145,000 children benefiting from a quality physical education experience that will build in them the foundation to be active and healthy for life.
Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) champions healthy, active kids by promoting and advancing quality health and physical education opportunities and healthy learning environments. Supporting community champions with quality programs, professional development services, and community activation initiatives, PHE Canada inspires all to live healthy, physically active lives. Learn more at www.phecanada.ca