Sports and Athletics
Participating in sports and athletics offers students many benefits—physical, social and emotional—by:
- improving fitness levels
- nurturing a life-long involvement in physical activities
- teaching the discipline necessary for success
- instilling self-esteem and pride in accomplishments
- developing a sense of teamwork and respect for others
- creating school spirit
Schools offer a range of options, including health and physical education,, daily physical activity programs, intramural sports teams and competitive sports teams.
Students with a high level of interest in sports may consider the Sports Regional Learning Choices Program offered at Applewood Heights Secondary School. The program starts in grade 9. Students entering grade 11 can attend Specialist High Skills Major programs in sports or health and wellness.
Peel Region High Performers Program
As of September 2017, high-performing student-athletes and artists will be able to attend the Peel District School Board's Peel Region High Performers Program. Open to students in grades 4 to 12, the program will offer flexible timetabling to accommodate demanding practice, competition, rehearsal and/or performance schedules during regular school hours. The program will be offered at Britannia Public School (grades 4 to 5), Dolphin Sr. Public School (grades 6 to 8) and Mississauga Secondary School (gra des 9 to 12).
To qualify for the program, high-performing students must be recommended by a coach, agent or instructor who can verify the students' levels of competitiveness, training hours and schedules. There is no fee to attend the program.
The North Peel Physical Education Association (NPPHEA) members recognize the importance that extra-curricular athletics plays in the life of students everywhere, as well as the importance of good coaches as role models for our students to follow. NPPHEA believes that inter-school sports is an enriching aspect of the total school program.
The South Peel Elementary Schools Physical and Health Education Association (SPESPHEA) believes in students' growth by providing opportunities for athletic and personal development. SPESPHEA encourages sportsmanship, self-esteem, and the acquisition of life-long skills w hile participating in sports and activities in a safe, healthy, and positive environment.
The Region of Peel Secondary School Athletic Association (ROPSSAA) is the governing body for all extracurricular high school sports for the Peel District School Board, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and select independent schools.
The Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) is a federation of 18 regional school athletic associations geographically spread across the province. We are comprised of student-athletes, teacher-coaches, principals, and sport administrators all committed to the philosophy of education through school sport.
The Pakmen Volleyball Club is the only volleyball club in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) accredited with the Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) and Volleyball Canada. They have developed volleyball report cards for all ages, to help players understand proper techniques.