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Health & Physical Education

Anthony AmestiDirector of Health, Physical Education & Athletics
Anthony V. Amesti
Phone: 631-867-3090

 

 

 

Physical Education contributes to the broad goals of education through the development of personal living skills reflected in the manner and degree of participation in lifelong activities. This is achieved through the pursuit of more specific objectives encompassing skills and knowledge in movement, understanding the effects of physical activity upon the body, feelings of adequacy and mastery, and the development of a personal value system regarding physical activity.

Personal living skills are those skills that contribute to an individual’s becoming a fully functioning, productive and concerned citizen. They are seen as necessary catalysts for effective implementation of lifelong patterns of participation in planned activity. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing physical fitness (cardiovascular and musculoskeletal)
  • Fostering communication
  • Promoting cooperation
  • Seeking challenge
  • Encouraging safety
  • Developing initiative
  • Engendering leadership
  • Following directions
  • Nurturing trust
  • Promoting respect

 

General areas of study and participation include:

  • Rhythm/Dance/Movement
  • Team Sport Activities
  • Individual Sports and Lifetime/Recreational Activities

 

Each of these areas encompasses instruction and practice in requisite skills, as well as common themes that promote good character. These include:

  • Knowledge of rules
  • Sportsmanship and teamwork
  • Safety
  • Care and use of equipment
  • Competition