Nueva's physical education program consists of individual and team-building activities that help students develop skills and confidence in a non-competitive and nurturing environment. Teachers emphasize lifelong physical fitness, sportsmanship, and risk-taking through a wide range of activities. Our facilities include a multiuse blacktop court, a sports field with a track and a baseball diamond, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, and a twenty-five-foot climbing wall.
The program's primary goal is to establish a fun and imaginative atmosphere where students can experience success, acceptance, security, understanding, and self-respect through physical activities. Prekindergarten and kindergarten students are introduced to movement skills and activities and health and fitness principles. Students in grades 1–4 learn individual and cooperative movement skills, "lead-up games" (activities similar to particular sport), and health and fitness principles.
For younger students, activities include rhythmic movement, ball handling, catching, volleying, climbing, kicking, and tumbling. Students in third and fourth grades practice specific skills through volleyball, flag football, basketball, hockey, soccer, creative dance, and more.
In each activity, students have the opportunity to learn, develop, and improve the skills required to participate successfully. They must understand the basic spirit of rules and strategies for playing games. Another key focus is the reflective understanding of what students have learned that day, about their classmates, and about themselves.
Through physical education, students understand that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, and self-expression. Teachers encourage students to demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior during activities and emphasize the importance of respecting others.