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New Providence School District

Health/Physical Education


Vincent Carangelo
Director of Athletics/Department Head of Physical Education/Health


Physical Education is that part of the educational process which contributes to the mental, physical, social, and emotional growth of each child through the medium of physical activity.  A regular program of physical education is provided in all grades.  It is the intent of the physical education program to plan movement experiences that will strive to:


  1. Develop motor skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities successfully
  2. Develop a level of physical fitness that will enable active physical participation and enhance motor skill learning
  3. Develop knowledge, understanding, and the benefits from involvement in physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle
  4. Develop an awareness of social skills and socially acceptable behavior
  5. Motivate students to achieve their physical potential through a comprehensive physical education program
  6. Promote interest and proficiency in activities that will enable students to participate successfully, now, as well as in the future