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Physical Education

Physical Education

Over the 6-year cycle, the school aims to offer students as wide ranging a PE programme as possible. All students in the school take physical education as a subject.

 

Years
Time for Physical Education
First

1 Hour and Thirty minutes

This programme introduces students to field hockey, basketball, gymnastics, dance, athletics, rounders and tennis, giving students the basic skills necessary to participate in the activity. All activities covered are on a modular basis.

Second

Forty Minutes

The programme continues with the First Year modules and develops a better awareness of the skills, rules and teamwork necessary to participate in team and individual sports.

Third

Forty Minutes

Students are introduced to Gaelic football, badminton, circuit training, volleyball and have one module of dance and rounders.

Fifth

Forty Minutes

Students continue with the Third Year programme with trampoline and indoor sports as an extra module. First aid may also be offered depending on class size.

Sixth

Forty Minutes

Students are given an opportunity to select activities that they would wish to participate in. Each activity selected lasts a minimum of four to six weeks. First aid may also be offered depending on class size.

Transition

Two Hours

Students get the opportunity to experience activities not covered in the general programme. Activities such as sailing, pitch and putt, windsurfing, aerobics, self defence, dance, grooming and skiing may be offered as part of the PE programme. The activities covered may change from year to year depending on numbers and availability. The Transition Year programme hopes to develop students ability to work as part of a team and also to develop new life skills.

 

After school, activities /team sports take place Monday to Friday from 3.30pm to 5.00pm. The sports covered are basketball, camogie, soccer and badminton while cross country training takes place at lunch time. The school takes part in the cross country championships and the Leinster Track and Field championships. Each year the school competes in the Inter Dominican Sports day.

During lunch time the sports hall is used on alternate days for basketball shooting skills, indoor soccer, trampoline and badminton for beginners.

A whole school sports day is organised in the third term with class leagues in basketball, soccer, rounders and tennis also taking place in the third term.

Students who have achieved a high standard in a sport not catered for on campus are given the opportunity to represent the school at selected events.

In general, the PE and sports programme aims to develop the physical ability of each student through a varied programme of activity. Every student in the school is encouraged to participate in all activities on offer.

The PE uniform for the school is a tracksuit consisting of black bottoms wine sweatshirt with school crest and white polo shirt.