Elementary Athletics

Welcome to the new site for all things Elementary Athletics for Comox Valley Schools.  This is the place to find all the current information like schedules, locations and times and much much more.  Please check for news updates and announcements. Click on the buttons below for Sport Specific information.

If you have any questions about this site, contact Mr. LeBlanc at Robb Road 250-339-6864 or email Stephane.Leblanc@sd71.bc.ca

Athletics Newsletter

Dear SD71 Families,

I hope this newsletter finds you and your family in good health and happiness as we welcome the month of February. As this is the first of my monthly newsletters, I am excited to share insights and resources focused on promoting physical literacy—a fundamental aspect of your child’s overall well-being.

What is Physical Literacy?

Physical literacy encompasses more than just physical skills—it is the ability to move with confidence and competence in a variety of environments and activities. Just as literacy and numeracy are essential for academic success, physical literacy is crucial for overall health and well-being. It empowers children to lead active, healthy lifestyles and fosters a lifelong love of movement. Learning and practicing the fundamental movement skills at a young age is very important.

Fundamental movement skills are the building blocks of physical activity. They include skills such as running, jumping, throwing, catching, kicking, and balancing. These skills form the foundation upon which more complex movements and sports-specific skills are built. By mastering fundamental movement skills, children gain the confidence and competence to engage in a wide range of physical activities, setting the stage for a lifetime of active living.

To help your family stay active together, I have included a fitness calendar with fun and engaging activities for each day of the month and this month I focused on locomotor skills to practice at home. I encourage you to use this calendar and activities as a guide to make physical activity a regular part of your family’s routine.

February Active Fun Guide – Jina Taylor SD71

Jina Taylor
District Physical Literacy Support Teacher K-9

Sport For Life Education Coordinator

School District #71

Email: jina.taylor@sd71.bc.ca