Monthly Archives: May 2016

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.