P.E.

St. Louis is an active school and we are working towards our second Active Schools Flag (ASF). The Active School Flag (ASF) is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. The process aims to get more schools, more active, more often.

You can see all the P.E we do on our school blog at:

http://stlouissps.edublogs.org/

Follow the P.E, Active Flag and Active Week tabs on the blog to find out more.

All classes in our school are taught the six strands of the P.E curriculum  each year.

The six strands include: Aquatics, Athletics, Games, Dance, Gymnastics and Outdoor & Adventure.

Physical education is allocated 1 hour per week of overall teaching time. Discretionary time is also used towards P.E.

P.E activities are planned so that they are accessible to all pupils in St. Louis SPS.

Aquatics are also taught throughout the year in all standards (2nd – 6th class)

Here we can see the boys and girls in St. Louis participating in P.E activities in school.

The strand of games has been chosen to be prioritised in the school in 2018-2019.

P.E equipment 

A group of 6th class pupils monitor our store room to ensure it is kept tidy. They dispose of any damaged or broken equipment.

We have purchased lots of new equipment to assist teachers in delivering the PE curriculum.

Our Active Schools committee monitor the equipment we have and the equipment that is needed in the school. They bring that information at their committee meetings and discuss the schools needs.

The school has been lucky to receive a sports grant for new equipment. We also had a new surface put in our main yard and that helps with our PE lessons.

Thanks to the parents association for all the fundraising for our new yard.

 

P.E resources

We have created an area in the staff room where teachers can access resource books for P.E. This includes booklets from the PDST on the Fundamental Movement Skills, lessons from the PSSI and many more.

Staff took part in a CPD based on games and how to develop the teaching of games in the school. New knowledge, ideas and resources were distributed to the staff members.

 

Active Homework

We strive to prescribe some active homework on days that the pupils have P.E classes.

Here is a sample of the active homework that may be prescribed –

 

Land PAWS

Here in St. Louis we teach the land PAWS in each class.

It is a water safety programme.

Once the pupils have completed the lessons they receive a PAWS certificate. We have completed the lessons this year.

 

Here are some games to play once you have done the lessons in your class.

http://www.iws.ie/education/paws.2925.html