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S.N. Muire an Seanbhaile, Oldtown, Co. Dublin

Physical Education

There are six strands in the PE curriculum - Athletics, Aquatics, Dance, Games, Gymnastics, Outdoor and Adventure. At least five of the six strands are covered each year. There is a minimum of 60 minutes of timetabled PE per class each week. Students from all of our classes take part in swimming lessons over a six week period. The land PAWS water safety programme is also covered with students. 

Teachers use the Primary School Curriculum, PSSI lessons and the Move Well Move Often programme to inform their planning and delivery of PE. Lessons are planned and taught in a way that is accessible for all students. Staff members take part in different courses in relation to PE and share feedback and resources with the rest of the staff. 

Teachers discuss each child's engagement and progress in PE during parent teacher meetings and this is also highlighted on their end of year reports. 

Students have access to a variety of sports and PE equipment during PE lessons and also out on the yard at lunchtime. All equipment is kept in our PE room and everything is stored and labelled clearly. An audit is carried out each year and the ASF committee helps out with this. They check if any equipment is broken or needs replacing. 

The whole school takes part in Active School's Week every year in June and we give 'active homework' during this week. We also have seasonal active initiatives throughout the year such as our 'Spooktacular Walk', a Halloween disco, a 'Santa Dash', a céilí during Seachtain na Gaeilge, an Easter Egg Hunt along with many more. 

 

 
20th Jun 2024
We had our annual Sports Day today. Thankfully the sun came out for us! There was...
 
 
 
 
19th Jun 2024
We had rugby and boxing coaches come to the school for Active Week. It was great...
 
 
 
 
18th Jun 2024
It’s Active Week in St. Mary’s!!😃🏃‍♀️Keep an eye out as...