St. Cecilia offers a comprehensive Physical Education Program. The curriculum was created using National and California standards. It is based on sequential, developmental, age-appropriate physical activities designed to provide students with the knowledge and ability to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle from childhood through adulthood. Specifically, the St. Cecilia physical education program:
- Encourages students to be active in lifetime leisure activities within the community and/or individually.
- Teaches students how to develop social skills so they can successfully interact with their peers in all aspects of their lives.
- Exposes students to a wide variety of physical and health related activities.
As part of the Physical Education program at St. Cecilia School, all students in grades first through eighth participate in the President’s Challenge Physical Fitness Test. The challenge includes a battery of physical fitness tests such as Curl Ups, Shuttle Run, Long Distance Run, Pull Ups, Arm Hang, and Sit & Reach.
Each student receives a computer-generated report that compares their fitness test results with other students in the same age group across the United States and Canada. It also compares their test results from year to year.
After School Sports
St. Cecilia School Student Expectations
The St. Cecilia School After-School Sports Program is an important element of the educational program. Students who participate in the After-School Sports program are expected to:
- Learn the fundamentals of the sport
- Model Christian values
- Play hard while exhibiting self-discipline
- Exhibit good sportsmanship and respect for fellow athletes, coaches, opponents, and officials
- Focus on giving his/her best regardless of the outcome of a game
- All students in grades five through eight have the opportunity to participate in after school sports provided they are in good academic standing. Our teams are part of the Parochial Athletic League (PAL) and play other parochial schools throughout Orange County.