PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Teachers

Mrs B Doogan

Mr E McGuckin

In the PE Department we aim:

  • To stimulate and maintain pupil interest and enjoyment in Physical Education

  • To promote health and fitness for current and future lifestyles

  • To enable pupils to understand:

- and use safe practice and to appreciate its importance in Physical Education

- the short and long term effects of exercise on the body

- the role of exercise in a fit and healthy lifestyle

  • To employ teaching methods that allows all pupils to experience success and enjoyment in their Physical Education work.

  • To promote pupil self- esteem through the development of physical confidence.

  • To provide students with the skills and opportunities to complete in a variety of sports.

  • To provide a wide range of opportunities for extracurricular sports and activities.

  • To work as an integrated unit with all sporting agencies to provide a united front in sports development in the local community.

 

KS3:

All pupils participate in one double lesson of PE each week. Year 8 participate in a triple lesson. The emphasis is on participation and on providing a variety of activities to give enjoyment, promote physical fitness, develop skills and team work. The overview of activities includes:

 

NETBALL, CAMOGIE, SOCCER, GAELIC FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, RUGBY, SWIMMING, GYMNASTICS, DANCE, ATHLETICS, CROSS-COUNTRY, CIRCUIT TRAINING

 

KS4

All pupils participate in one double lesson of PE each week. We also offer GCSE PE to those pupils who wish to specialise in PE and obtain a formal qualification.

 

An overview of activities includes:

AEROBICS, ZUMBA, FITNESS TRAINING, BADMINTON, VOLLETBALL, GAELIC, SOCCER, NETBALL, CAMOGIE, BASKETBALL CROSS-COUNTRY, ATHLETICS

 

We also offer Level 2 Sport for those students who want to follow a pathway geared towards sport and coaching.

KS5

At Key Stage 5 we offer a Level 3 Diploma in Increasing Participation in Sport and Active Leisure

Other Information

 

Pupils are given the opportunity to complete:

  • First aid awards through OCR Sport.

  • Coaching awards in Gaelic football

  • Pupils are given the opportunity to represent their school in a number of sports including:

    • Athletics

    • Gaelic Football

    • Soccer

    • Rugby

    • Swimming

    • Cross Country

    • Netball

    • Skiing

    • Hurling

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