One last post!

Last week of the school year, and boy it’s been a great one!  We had a very successful year in all aspects of physical education this year.  Our intramural program was bigger and better than ever.  We had a huge number of students out to play our intramural sports, but unfortunately, try as they might the students were never able to overthrow the teachers in the finals.  Next year we will be introducing La Coupe Browning to our program.  Stay tuned for more info.

Our extra curricular teams had a great year too.  We had a new team this year.  Grade 5 volleyball.  As per usual we also had our cross country team, team handball team, basketball team, speed stacking team, badminton team and marathon team.  Thanks to everyone that participated this year, you all represented our school well.

This year we held the 2nd annual High 5 Community 5km Run.  It was a huge success.  We have upwards of 140 runners out running in the rain.  I hope that next year will be even bigger and even better!

Class times were great too!  All of our classes shared some very fun times in the gym.  I hope that all the students enjoyed themselves as much as I did.  Looking forward to 2016-17 already.  I hope that everyone has a safe, fun and active summer!  See you in September.

M. Vermeylen

Last Week In Phys. Ed. (June 13th – June 17th)

Not too much shaking in Phys. Ed. this past week.  Things are gradually winding down.  We’ve been spending as much time as possible outdoors, but the weather hasn’t cooperated a ton yet.  Students have been playing a wide variety of games and activities this week.  Many of them have been some of the favourite games that we’ve played throughout the school year.

One piece of big news for ÉRB Phys. Ed. this week is that it’s Manitoba Marathon race day this weekend.  Our school has about 30 students, parents and staff running in the various marathon events on June 19th.  If you are looking for a fun thing to do on Sunday morning why not come out and cheer on the runners.  Keep your eyes peeled for some blue ÉRB jerseys on the Super Run course.  Best of luck to all of our runners!


Last Week In Phys. Ed. (June 6th – June 10th)

Things are starting to wind down in Phys. Ed.  Most of our major activities are now behind us.  Last week our badminton team took part in the badminton tournament.  By the sounds of things it was a great time!  Congrats to all our badminton participants.  In class time we’ve been playing some of our favourite games and also preparing for our Tabloid Day.  With only a few more weeks left in the year we will continue down the same path for the remainder of the school year.  Tabloid day is going to be on June 22nd.  We will be running a “jellybean tabloid” again this year.  We are always looking for volunteers. If you are able to help, please contact Mme Kirk at the school.

Last Week In Phys. Ed. (May 30th – June 3rd)

Our week started off with a bit of disappointment for our grade 4 and 5 students.  Our divisional track and field was rained out for a second time and therefore was cancelled for the rest of the year.  Fingers crossed that next May we have better weather and we can run the meet.  Our grade 5s had the chance to participate last year and our grade 4s will hopefully have the chance next year, so it’s not the end of the world.

The week in Phys. Ed. was pretty routine here.  We did a bit of striking, some throwing activities and also played Hula Hut Throw Down (one of our favourite games…or at least one of my favourite games).  Next week we will continue down a similar path.  Next week the grade 5 badminton club will be participating in our annual tournament with Strathmillan School and Stevenson-Britannia School.  Best of luck to all our participants.  Grade 5s will also be starting to plan for our Tabloid Day (June 22nd).  Still lots of exciting things to come in June!IMG_2117

Last Week In Phys. Ed. (May 24th – May 27th)

This past week in Phys. Ed. was a quick one.  Lots of different events going on at the school so the week flew by.  On Wednesday we hosted the 2nd annual High 5 Community 5km run.  Despite the rain and cooler temperatures we had 140 runners out.  Everyone had a great time.  A big thanks to all our volunteers that helped make the event a huge success.  Already looking forward to next year!

Unfortunately due to the rain we needed to postpone our divisional track and field meet.  Our grade 4 and 5 students will have a rescheduled meet on May 31st.  The event will take place at John Taylor Collegiate.

During PE classes we did a variety of activities this week.  We spent some time working on our soccer skills, played a little bit of cricket and also did a little bit of yoga.  Friday afternoon was the volunteer tea, so classes had to adjust to a lack of space in the gym…hence the cosmic kids yoga.

Badminton club is also in full swing now.  Students in grade 5 have been busy practicing and will be heading over to Strathmillan School in a couple of weeks for our badminton tournament.  Please refer to the calendar outside the gym for practice times.

Finally, just a friendly reminder that if you and your child plan on participating in the Manitoba Marathon the deadline to sign up as a part of our school group is May 31st.  Please see M. Vermeylen if you have more questions.

Last Week In Phys. Ed. (May 15th – May 20th)

Last week in Phys. Ed. was kind of a mixed bag here at ÉRB.  Students in grades 4 and 5 have been working their way through some of the track and field events that they will be participating in at our divisional meet next week (May 26th).  They also played a bit of frisknock and a few other low organized games.

Students in Kindergarten – Grade 3 have continued to work on soccer skills.  We played a few days of Long Base, a modified version of soccer baseball as well as some mini soccer baseball games.

This past week also marked the start of our badminton club.  Students in grade 5 will be practicing a few times a week and will have the chance to take part in a tournament in early June.  Please refer to the calendar outside the gym for dates and times.  If you have any questions you can contact M. Koester at the school.

Lastly we’ve been spending some time outdoors.  With the nice weather it’s been hard to stay inside.  We will continue to have some classes outside, so don’t forget to put on sunscreen in the morning.  Hats and/or sunglasses are also a bonus.


Last Week In Phys. Ed. (May 9th – May 13th)

Another great week in Physical Education at ÉRB.  This week we played some miniature golf, four corner soccer, super soccer and did a little bit of dodgeball as well.  This week wraps up our dodgeball intramural season.  The grade 3 and grade 4 winners took on the teachers team during Thursday and Friday lunch hour.  The grade 5 winners will play Monday.  Dodgeball is the last intramural activity this year.

Students that are interested in playing badminton can stay tuned for more information.  Badminton club will be starting up over the lunch hours in the coming weeks.  Students will have the chance to improve their skills and learn more about the game of badminton.  A select group of participants will also have a chance to participate in our badminton tournament held in early June.

On Thursday our grade 5 volleyball club participated in one of the four SJAEYAA divisional volleyball tournaments.  We spent the morning at College Sturgeon Heights Collegiate with students from Bannatyne, Athlone and Heritage schools.  All participants had a great time and are already looking forward to continuing their volleyball journey in grade 6.  Thanks to the staff and students of CSHC for hosting!

This weekend marks the registration deadline for the High 5 Community 5km run.  If you are still interested in participating we’d love to have you out.  The run is May 25th at 4:30pm.  For more information and to register to race or volunteer please visit

Last Week In Phys. Ed. (May 2nd-6th)

A little bit of soccer, some time outdoors and some Star Wars themed activities rounded out this past week in Phys. Ed.  May and June will be a mixed bag of activities as we make our way towards the end of the school year.  Students had the opportunity to work on some soccer related skills this past week and played a few versions of soccer as a large group.  Some groups had the opportunity to play outdoors, which was a really nice treat for early in May.  We also marked “May the 4th” by having groups participate in a Jedi training academy.  Students worked on their balance, concentration, agility and a few other Jedi-like skills.

Next week we will continue in the same direction.  On Thursday our grade 5 volleyball club participants will be attending a divisional volleyball tournament at College Sturgeon Heights Collegiate.  Best of luck to you all.  Our fingers are crossed that the nice weather continues to roll along as we make our way into mid May.

Last Week In Phys. Ed. (Apr.25th – Apr. 29th)

Lots of fitness testing this week in PE class.  Students took part in their final week of fitness tests this year.  We tested ourselves 3 times this year with the hopes of improving our scores each time.  The students all did a fantastic job, and were really motivated, even on a Friday.  Great work everyone!  The tests that we did this year were: the 15m pacer test (beep test), a timed run (various times depending on grade level) and the 100 second challenge (how many exercises can you do in 100 secs).

As the weather starts to improve we will start to move some of our classes outdoors.  We will be continuing a bit more with golfing and will also be adding in some soccer skills, games and activities.  M. Koester and I hope to maybe even make our own golf course in the school yard at some point.

As an added bonus this week we had the divisional juggling kit at our school.  Students spent a few minutes each class working on plate spinning, diabolos and juggling balls, rings and clubs.  Next year we will have our own juggling equipment as part of our Circus Infused PE program.  Can’t wait!

Don’t forget, the High 5 Run is not that far away.  Registration for the race closes May 15th!  Visit for more info.