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Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School
"We are God’s Hands"
  • Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School
  • 10 Castle Oaks Crossing
  • Brampton ON , L6P3A2
  • Principal: Manny Farrugia
  • Vice Principal(s): Vincenzo Angaran
    Andrew Rulli
    Clementine D'Souza

  • Superintendents: Brian Diogo
  • Trustee: Shawn Xaviour (Brampton Ward 10, 8)
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Physical & Health Education Department

Featured Event!

PHE Leadership alongside A-Team present the Terry Fox Event 2022. The event will take place Wednesday October 5th, 2022. Find the permission form and detailsTerry Fox Event 2022 Letter and Permission Form.pdf

Mission Statement 

  • Focus on personal fitness & wellness activities in each course to help students learn self-care strategies and use physical activity as a positive coping strategy and have gratitude for the ability to move their body.  

  • Romans 12:2 “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind” – curriculum focussed health units and creatively designed lessons on freeing students from addictions and bad habits and “releasing the full you” – remembering inside each of our students is a blessed, prosperous, victorious person who is confident, secure, disciplined and focussed.  

  • Create an inclusive and safe space in physical and health education classes. Elevate the qualities of nurturing, compassion and connection in order for students to feel as comfortable as possible by including rules for physical distance in game play, sanitizing equipment, and taking advantage of sport and physical activity having a unique opportunity to bring people together.  

  • Using fair, equitable and transparent assessment practices, informed by our Christ-centred approach to professional judgement to create hope, engagement and growth for all to realize their full potential.


  • “You are not defective, you are not flawed. You have been fearfully and wonderfully made.” Students use their God given abilities to participate actively, develop skills and positive self image. “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength”, they will rise up high on wings like Riverhawks! 


  • See below for a brief description of each course

  • Click the course code for a detailed course outline

Grade 9

​Grade 10

​Grade 11

​Grade 12











Course Descriptions 


  •  Grade 9 Healthy Active Living Education (Females/Males)


  •  Grade 10 Healthy Active Living Education (Females/Males)


  • Grade 11 Healthy Active Living Education (Co-Ed)


  • Grade 11 Personal Fitness Activities (Co-Ed)

  • Resistance training, functional training, cardiovascular training

  • Available for all females (PAF 3OF)


  • Grade 11 Individual & Small group activities (Co-Ed)

  • Off-site travel 


  • Grade 12 Healthy Active Living Education (Co-Ed)


  • Grade 12 Personal Fitness Activities (Co-Ed)

  • Resistance training, functional training, cardiovascular training

  • Available for all females (PAF 4OF)


  • Grade 12 Individual & Small group activities (Co-Ed)

  • Off-site travel 


  • Grade 12 Introduction to Kinesiology

  • University level course for students interested in fields in kinesiology, health, nursing, teaching


  • Grade 12 Fitness & Recreation Leadership 

  • Mixed level course for students to learn about and develop leadership skills

  • Opportunities to run school wide events

  • Requirement for students in Sports SHSM


Student Expectations 

  • Students are expected to follow class rules and routines including: (Uniform, Attendance, Lates, Behaviour, Safety)

  • Regular attendance

  • Full effort 

  • Committed participation in every class is necessary for success 

Uniform Policies

  • In keeping with the Cardinal Ambrozic Secondary School uniform policy, there will be only one accepted uniform in ALL physical and health education courses.

  • As with all courses in this school students will not be allowed to participate in class without the complete school gym uniform.

  • The essential element for success in this course is active participation. 

  • For each class students must wear: the McCarthy’s Cardinal Ambrozic Phys Ed T-Shirt or any other River Hawks spirit wear

  • McCarthy’s Cardinal Ambrozic Phys Ed shorts or River Hawk track pants

  • non-marking soled shoes 

  • athletic socks

  • Students should label and look after their gym attire.

  • Students are responsible to replace lost articles.


Student Permission Forms

Helpful Links

The Ontario Health & Physical Education Curriculum 9-12

Ophea - Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education

Department Initiatives:


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The PHE department presents SPORTS SHSM! If you want to gain incredible experience, and tools for your future read below then speak to your PHE teacher, or your guidance counselor, or visit the PHE office for more information. 

SHSM Policy and Implementation Guide – Sports

The SHSM–Sports enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before graduating and entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or an entry-level position in the workplace. Where local circumstances allow, boards may elect to offer one or more variants of the SHSM in a given sector, each with a particular area of focus. This SHSM may be designed to have a particular focus – for example, on competitive and recreational sports, sports management, or sports media and broadcasting. This focus is achieved through the selection of the four major credits in the bundle.

The SHSM–Sports has the following five required components:

  1. A bundle of nine Grade 11 and Grade 12 credits

  2. Sector-recognized certifications and/or training courses/programs

  3. Experiential learning and career exploration activities

  4. Reach ahead experiences

  5. Sector-partnered experiences (SPEs)


Highlight course!

Here’s the course description on this unique course the PHE department has to offer:

  1. Students plan many events for the school and successful students are dedicated to the course, and have exciting and new ideas! This course requires excellent attendance, punctuality, and the ability to ALWAYS be in full uniform. In this course you are seen as role models around the school, which makes the optics of how you portray yourselves extremely important. This course consists of multiple assignments, multiple tests, a CPT, and a final exam. 

  2. This course enables students to explore the benefits of lifelong participation in active recreation and healthy leisure, and to develop the leadership and coordinating skills needed to plan, organize, and safely implement recreational events and other activities related to healthy, active living. 

  3. Students will also learn how to promote the benefits of healthy, active living to others through mentoring and assisting them in making informed decisions that enhance their well-being. 

  4. The course will prepare students for university programs in physical education and health and kinesiology and for college and university programs in recreation and leisure management, fitness and health promotion, and fitness leadership.


Do you want to have access to the weight room before or after school to improve your fitness? 

  • Follow these instructions: 

  1. Join the google classroom  

  2. Get the permission form signed by a parent/guardian & sign the contract

  3. Pay on school cash online 

  • Open 7:30 - 8:30 AM before school & 2:45 - 3:45 after school


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