CHRISTIAN ACADEMY IN JAPAN
Christian
Academy
in Japan
Physical Education Department at CAJ
Tanya Hall, Department Chair

God created humans in his own image (Genesis 1) and because of this we are to take care of ourselves. Sin has caused us to be selfish, lazy, and often uncaring about ourselves. It is our job to teach and motivate our students in truth with grace on why and
The Physical Education department strives to educate our students to value themselves as God’s creation, created in his image, and to understand that we honor God when we take care of ourselves.
how we should all be striving to honor God by caring for ourselves, and, in turn, our community.

Physical education class is not simply about acquiring and developing skills like throwing a ball or learning strategies to play sports like soccer, but also about honoring and serving God with our whole being. This is why PE teachers love what we do!

The Physical Education department at CAJ strives to educate our students to value themselves as God’s creation, created in his image, and to understand that we honor God when we take care of ourselves. This involves students being healthy spiritually, physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and environmentally, so that they can take care of and serve others effectively. We believe that next to learning about God, physical education is the most important course offered at CAJ!

Incorporating our Core Values: God’s Truth, His Image and His Community in the Physical Education department looks different in each of our three divisions, but with a common theme of developing each child as a whole person. In elementary school, collaboration, respect for others, stewardship of our resources, and appropriate social skills are stressed. Middle school focuses on building Christ-like character and working with others through sports while learning various skills involved in athletics. In high school, students focus on acquiring skills that encourage and promote life long fitness. They not only continue to develop the skills introduced in middle school, but also begin to look at why taking care of themselves pleases God and how they can do this most effectively.
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