Welcome to the Personal, Social and Physical Education Class!

WELCOME TO THE PSPE CLASS from PK3 to 4th grade and 7th grade!
The aim of the Personal, Social and Physical Education is to provide students with the concepts, knowledge, understanding, and skills to maintain physical health throughout their lives. Our intention is to enhance appreciation of the importance of physical well-being and that it's intrinsucally linked to all aspects of a student's experience at school and beyond. It encompasses physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and social health and development, and also contributes to an understanding of self, to developing and maintaining relationships with others, and to participation in an active, healthy lifestyle.
In Boston School International, physical education is more than just student participation in sports and games. Its purpose is to be to develop a combination of transferable skills promoting physical, intellectual, emotional and social growth; to encourage present and future choices that contribute to long-term healthy living; and to understand the cultural significance of physical activities for individuals and communities. We also implement agency so students have the power to take meaningful and intentional actions in their learning.
Throughout all grades, our main focus is to help students flourish and progress in the important aspects of their physical development:
  • Coordination
  • Flexibility
  • Endurance
  • Speed
  • Strength
A little bit of who I am...
Hi, everyone! My name is Elizabeth Tapia Valero (but you can call me Lizzie). I am from Panama and I hold a big passion for sports and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Sport and Exercise Science, Exercise Science Emphasis from the University of Northern Colorado, where a played for the tennis team on a scholarship. Also, I have a Master's degree on Higher Education from Universidad Latina de Panamá.
I consider myself an organized, caring, and committed, looking forward to guide students on a positive path and to help them reach all their goals, whatever they might be.
"I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall."
- Serena Williams
To encourage the learning process in a cheerful and safe environment through the implementation of AGENCY and LIM, where the educational community has a voice, choice and a sense of belonging. Also, I to enhance developing and maintaining relationships with others, and to participate in an active, healthy lifestyle through the IB program of Personal, Social and Physical Education.