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Introduction

Scoil Uí Mhuirí students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sporting activities during their PE lessons.The Physical Education Department strives to give our students a confidence in their physical abilities while fostering a spirit of gamesmanship that will allow students to become life long participants in physical activity.

All students are timetabled for two consecutive periods of PE per week.
Students pursuing the LCA option at senior cycle are timetabled for three consecutive periods per week in year 1 and two periods per week in year 2.

Every student is expected to participate in each PE lesson to the best of their ability. Any student who has an injury must report to the PE office at the start of each lesson to discuss how best the student can be included in the lesson of the day.

 

P.E. Uniform:
Every student is required to wear the school PE uniform during his/her PE class.

The PE uniform consists of:
Navy tracksuit bottoms with school PE cresthooded sweatshirt with red trim & school PE crest t-shirt with navy trim & school PE crest

OB Sport supplies all of our PE uniform items.

Incoming 1st year students will have the opportunity to order uniforms in advance. These uniforms will be ready for collection in September.

All other students may order replacement uniform items in September or December of each year.
To order your uniform item please download and print the form & return it to Ms. Finnegan with your payment. Additional order forms are available outside the PE office.

Junior cycle students will take part in four distinct areas of PE each year. The table below illustrates which areas will be undertaken at each time of year. Click on each section to view images or read reports from our students work.

 Leaving Cert & Transition Year Programme

Senior cycle students will take part in four distinct areas of PE each year. The table below illustrates which areas will be undertaken at each time of year. Click on each section to view images or read reports from our students work.

 Leaving Cert Applied

Leaving Cert Applied students take a course of Leisure & Recreation over their two years in the leaving certificate programme. The Leisure and Recreation Course is designed to enable Leaving Certificate Applied students to acquire and develop skills which will encourage them to participate in active leisure pursuits. The modules will broaden students’ perspectives of leisure and recreation activities and offer them opportunities to participate in a range of physical activities.
The modules also encourage co-operation between students and allows for the development of personal and social skills. The Leisure and Recreation course promotes long-term learning and motivates the students to choose a life-style that is active, healthy and meaningful.

Any two modules can be selected for the Leisure and Recreation syllabus. The modules can be taken in any sequence.

Module 1: Physical Activity for Performance.
Module 2: Physical Activity for Health and Fitness.
Module 3: Physical Activity for Recreation.

Students may also use their Leisure & Recreation course as the basis of their General Education Task.

General Education Task

The Student Task is a practical activity and/or process of reflection through which the student integrates and applies learning experiences gained from undertaking the Leaving Certificate Applied programme to some or all of the following:

  • The development of a product
  • The investigation of an issue
  • The performance of an action
  • The provision of a service
  • The staging of an event
  • Personal reflection

This year's LCA class are undertaking a task to help refurbish the Youth Club & its new premises in the Recreation Centre in Dunleer.

Read our weekly reports on the PE webpage.

During Transition year PE, we aim to provide students with opportunities to sample non-traditional sporting activities. Upon completion of their Transition Year Physical Education Course students will have participated in a module of circus skills and have participated in a minimum of two non-traditional sporting activities selected by the class, e.g. golf, archery, sailing, kayaking, scuba diving etc.


We also seek to provide opportunities for students to undertake sports leadership roles. This may be achieved through participating in coaching modules. Students will also have the opportunity to assist with the planning, organisation and running of a whole school sports day.


Through sport, we will endeavour to facilitate the development of students self respect, respect for others and sense of responsibility.

As part of the TY programme in Scoil Uí Mhuirí each student will make their own set of juggling balls & their own devil stick. Students will spend some time practising the skills needed for each implement & will set about making their own routine, which they will perform for their classmates.


If you need to improve your basic 3 ball cascade for juggling, check out this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG8lAzrdLFo


The following links will gradually introduce you to some basic devil stick techniques.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAUDu9kfpeU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqqZ8wz9RUs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs4sQX9Rmi0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKlpnY90_eE 



Note on 6th year PE:

Currently all 6th years are timetabled for PE together with two teachers. This allows us to offer all students a wide selection of activities to choose from. Students may work outdoors or indoors, in both the hall & on the balcony. Activities will be provided, in consultation with the students, to cater for the majority wishes of the students.