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Year: 2000 – Province: Newfoundland and Labrador
Certificate of Achievement Recipients
School: Herdman Collegiate
PO 338, University Drive
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador A2H 6E3
Principal: Vaughn Granter
School Telephone: 709-634-6837
School Fax: 709-634-4762
Grades/Subjects Taught: Physical education
- Challenge and teach students about the importance of good health.
- Emphasize the importance of creating a personal fitness plan as a foundation for exercise and lifelong activity.
Developed and maintains a vibrant and active physical education program with extremely high participation rates. Nearly 80 per cent of students take physical education courses, with a nearly
100 per cent submission rate for assignments. Courses include more than sports, focusing on developing habits for a healthy and productive lifestyle:
- a senior course includes tutoring, teaching, community involvement and recreational leadership; students volunteer wherever their interests lie, from community programs to school plays
- program contains a block of activities called Awareness: one activity involves groups of students solving physical and mental problems and providing written and then demonstrated answers, which their peers evaluate
- another block teaches safety, including first aid and accident prevention training
- junior students research community events, and learn about stress, money management, addictions and other subjects, all of which teaches them about making good life choices
- students have gone on to become athlete of the year and most-valuable player at various universities and won national medals in sports such as archery, weightlifting and powerlifting.
Active in curriculum development in the board and province, and has written articles on homemade equipment for physical education programs. Mr. Carberry also scours garage sales and flea markets looking for good-quality used sports equipment for his program.
"Fred Carberry was a real inspiration to me and was instrumental in my decision to pursue a physical education degree." Former student, now a phys. ed. teacher
"Fred has been a mentor to many of his students, someone who has inspired others to do well and succeed in their lifelong journey." Fellow teacher and parent