The Rohan Woods School physical education program is designed to promote a sense of personal and social responsibility along with individual success. The program is sports oriented, especially team sports, focusing on learning and following the rules of the games. Emphasis is on physical skills, body movements, and balance with the younger children. Students in Third through Sixth Grades are more involved in team sports which include competition with other independent schools. The sports include soccer, flag football, floor hockey, basketball, track and field and baseball. Good sportsmanship is strongly emphasized. Games are adapted to encourage individual success by all children. The gymnasium and large playing field enable children to stretch their physical abilities as far as possible in all activities.
Lunch League (grades 3-6): Our intramural program is lead by Sixth Grade captains, and all Third through Sixth Graders are invited to play during recess. Captains select teams, manage players and lead their teams on the field. Players enjoy the camaraderie of students in other grades as they learn the fine arts of sportsmanship, leadership and competition. We play soccer, flag football, team handball, floor hockey, basketball, volleyball and baseball.
Athletics Program (grades 3-6): Our after school Inter-Scholastic Athletics Program is an opportunity for our students to showcase the skills they've developed in class by participating in games, meets and tournaments. Several St. Louis Independent Schools compete with Rohan Woods in soccer, flag football, floor hockey, basketball, and track and field. Children who would like to participate are encouraged to give their best in competition guided by sportsmanship and the love of play. RWS Eagles learn how to accept winning and losing and to appreciate the joy of an afternoon with family and friends cheering us on!
Students in Physical Education class are enjoying the floor hockey unit!
Students in P.E. class are learning hockey skills in the floor hockey unit. PreSchool aged classes are using beginner hockey sticks to practice proper grip and way to hold a stick. They are learning basic fundamentals such as passing, dribbling, and shooting. 1st through 6th grade students are learning different types of shots such as backhand, forehand, wrist shot and snap shot. Students are playing hockey lead up games such as line hockey, hockey bowling, scooter hockey, four goal hockey and broomball. 3rd through 6th graders are playing floor hockey during lunch league recess. 5th and 6th grade are playing hockey games after school against other independent school teams as well as hosting a floor hockey tournament at Rohan Woods on February 2nd. Middle schoolers are learning the roles of different positions in hockey including, goaltenders, defense and forwards. Middle schoolers are learning team concepts such as zone clearing and dump and chase. They are working hard preparing for the floor hockey tournament in which six schools will visit Rohan Woods.