Health and Physical Education

The Near North District School Board cares about the safety and healthy development of all students. The newly revised Health and Physical Education curriculum will provide educators throughout the NNDSB and across the province with a curriculum that is responsive to the 21st century learners in their classrooms.  The revised curriculum will address topics related to online safety, positive relationships, human growth and healthy development.  After the most widely consulted curriculum revision in Ontario’s history, the Ministry of Education has released a document that progressively introduces children to age-appropriate information that will empower them to make safe and informed decisions about their health and well being.  In drafting this curriculum, the government consulted with experts, parents, students, teachers, faculties of education, universities, colleges and numerous stakeholder groups including the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), the Ontario Public Health Association and the Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition.


Well-being is a core component of Ontario’s renewed vision for education.  Like Ontario’s Ministry of Education, the NNDSB is committed to every student and the revised curriculum promotes the healthy physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of all students.  The new curriculum is more inclusive of Ontario’s diverse population and builds the skills and knowledge required to lead and promote healthy, active lives now and in the future.  This revised Health and Physical Education curriculum, delivered by trained educators, will position our students with the information they need to make healthy choices.  Educators in the NNDSB are well poised to provide supportive and differentiated learning opportunities for children in their classrooms.  


Appreciating that parents may have questions related to the content of the new curriculum or related questions, we’ve placed a variety of documents below for your reference.