Physical Education

SF LS PE 2011

ur physical education program is designed to encourage students to be physically active and healthy throughout their lives and to learn a variety of athletic and motor skills.

All physical education classes are designed and taught by physical education/kinesiology specialists. The importance of sportsmanship and fair play is consistently reinforced.

LS P.E. News

  • Fitness Challenges in K-3 P.E.

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Our K-3 students have been exploring and pushing the limits of their fitness abilities in P.E. Recent challenges include a modified 15-meter version of Pacer fitness testing, and over 25 K-3 students achieved a 100-laps run (1500 meters). "All the students have improved tremendously in the areas of cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, and muscular endurance since we started this program," said Coach K...

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  • New PE Games Are a Huge Hit for Lower School

    Posted September 19, 2012

    This month, grades 1–3 are engaged in “Recess and Tennis” during P.E. Teacher Nobuo Kotani combined elements of skills specific to tennis (forehand/backhand, intense footwork, use of a long-handled implement; one-on-one or two-against-two play configurations) with recess play requirements (safety, fun, and minimal waiting time). In addition, students practice safe engagement in “pillow fighting,” using half-size pool noodles, and light-saber fencing Jedi-knight-style using full-size noodles.

  • Golf-based Program In P.E.

    Posted April 19, 2012

    On Tuesday, April 24, representatives from The First Tee, an initiative from the World Golf Foundation that seeks to impart values such as honesty, integrity and sportsmanship through golf, is coming to teach basic golf skills and manners to our students in first, third and fourth grades during P.E....

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  • K-2 Students Jump Rope for Heart

    Posted March 12, 2012

    BHDS students in grades K–2 began a jumprope unit in P.E. this week, kicking off the annual campaign to raise both awareness about heart health and funds for the American Heart Association through Jump Rope for Heart (K-2) and Hoop for Heart (3-8). Katie Martin, vice president of the AHA for Northern California, Nevada, and Utah, spoke to students at the Monday morning assembly. Third graders Max S. and Daniel S. demonstrated their double Dutch prowess. Last year Max was among the top five fundraisers for JRFH in the Northern California region. BHDS students raised $6,500 for the AHA last year.

  • "Pacer" Program Tests Stamina of K–2 Students

    Posted March 8, 2012

    BHDS K-2 students perform MVPA (“moderate-to-vigorous physical activities”) in P.E class consistently. "We've been practicing a modified version of PACER testing to improve students' aerobic capacity," said Nobuo Kotani, Athletics Director. "My objectives are not just assessing students' physical abilities, but building their confidence and physical strengths, and increasing their health-related knowledge...

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  • Fitness Stations Increase K-2 Agility

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Bouncing happily down a line of blue balance hemispheres, our K-2 students learn, as part of our regular P.E. curriculum, how to balance and tumble, activities which promote enhanced agility (and a lot of fun).

  • Students Jump for Assembly!

    Posted May 11, 2011

    This week's lower school assembly featured a guest speaker Sonia Kalil, director of the American Heart Association, who spoke about our upcoming event "Jump Rope for Heart," and focused her presentation on the three ways to prevent heart disease: "Move your body enough, eat healthy stuff, and stay smoke-free." She introduced the upcoming jump roping competition and fundraiser for grades K-2 (see attached files) and our top fundraiser last year - Max Sanz-Pastor (Grade 2) - jumped rope in front of the whole assembly. And...that wasn't all. PHOTOS

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