Posted on 01/12/2020

Health, Wellness and Physical Activity

Welcome to a new year! This is a perfect time to focus on health, wellness and physical activity. As we embrace the new year and look forward to upcoming events and challenges we are reminded of the importance that a healthy balanced lifestyle plays in all of our lives. Here at École Routhier School, we work together to provide many different opportunities for students to be active and continue their learning about health and wellness.

We are very fortunate to be able to provide a full time physical education teacher for our ERS students. The quality of Mr. Sano’s program is exceptional. The program combines his knowledge of skills and abilities at the various age groups with his passion, experience and energy. As well, we have many special events for students to participate in throughout the year: Lunch Intramurals, Skipping Club, Curling/Skating, Swimming and Track and Field.

Recess time provides students with a chance to play on and around our wonderful playground structures. At any given time you will find children on the swings, slides, playing soccer, skipping or shooting hoops.

Often teachers schedule opportunities for students to engage in activities in their classrooms during inside recesses.   Some of these activities make great use of internet resources like or Just Dance and take place right in the classroom while in better weather, teachers make use of our track or in our playground area. As well, our classrooms engage in conversations and activities that focus around health and wellness. 

Wellness Coaches

Mrs. Rachel Dubrule and Mr. Henry Valiquette provide students with whole group presentations on a variety of topics (social issues,  problem solving, anxiety, stress). They also work one-on-one with students to support individuals in a variety of areas.  

The coaches provide opportunities for students to be exposed to new foods through the taste test and discuss the nutritional values of each.

This week is Wellness Week at Routhier.  Student will learn about meditation, healthy snacks and will take part in a variety of fun activities to get the heart rate up.

On behalf of the staff here at Ecole Routhier School, we wish you a year filled with health and happiness!

Warmest regards,

Mrs. Diane Benoit


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