This award-winning program continues to be a leader in the province of Manitoba. The FFSD has won the Quality Daily Physical Education (QDPE) award at the platinum level sponsored by CAHPERD many times since 1994, along with the TOBA award sponsored by MPETA. Each award recognizes that our programs meet set criteria for quality and quantity of curricular instruction, course content, noon hour and extracurricular programs that ensure excellent physical education opportunities for students.
As the Flin Flon School Division incorporates the new physical education / health curriculum, key concepts such as "teaching games for understanding", motor skill enhancement, and physical literacy are introduced to students. Phys Ed programming provides an opportunity for students to consolidate these concepts through varied experiences and enjoyable repetition of movement patterns.
Physical Education is a compulsory Kindergarten to S4 program.
An aquatics course, certified by the Red Cross is offered from Grade 2 to 6 and again as an activity option in S3 & S4.
Our senior high school, Hapnot Collegiate Institute is a S1 (Grade 9) to S4 (Grade 12) school that participates in MHSAA Zone 11 sponsored athletic events. Winners of the Zone 11 championships then qualify for MHSAA provincial championships at venues across the province of Manitoba. Sports offered at HCI are:
Track & Field
Volleyball and basketball have teams at both the senior and junior-varsity level. Grade 7 & 8 McIsaac and Ruth Betts Schools participate in a local athletic league involving the Flin Flon schools, plus Creighton and Cranberry schools. The schools participate in cross country running, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, and badminton.
The league believes in “no cut” and equal playing time policies which allow all developing athletes an opportunity to experience participating in a team environment. The schools seek to develop multiple teams from each school in a sport if numbers are sufficient, in order to keep students participating in the program. Grade 5 and 6 students are involved in introductory programs and sometimes participate in the Jr. High leagues if lower numbers make it difficult for a school to field a team.
Grade 4 to 6
There is a wrestling program available for Grade 4 to 6 and also a cross country running program for Grade 6's in conjunction with the Grade 7 and 8 programs.
Noon hour sports are offered from grade 3 to 8, and involve soccer, team handball, volleyball, basketball, and badminton. A jump rope for heart program is offered from Grade 1 to 6, also as part of the noon-hour program.