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PE and Games

Our physical education and games programme is an extensive and integral part of school life. We offer a broad range of indoor activities such as gymnastics and dance coupled with sporting opportunities; a careful balance between performance and participation.

All boys and girls will be encouraged to achieve excellence with most senior pupils having the opportunity to represent their school in one field or another.

In weekly outdoor sessions younger children are encouraged to play with an extensive range of outdoor equipment. Pupils from P3 –P77 attend weekly swimming lessons throughout most of the year, with an inter-schools gala being an annual highlight.

Along with the weekly PE class for each year group, led by our specialist PE teachers, there is also one major weekly games session. AT these, senior pupils take part in a planned series of lessons which introduce them to a range of basic skills in a variety of sports, while P1-P3 pupils participate in Games as part of the PE curriculum. Training sessions and fixtures for teams are generally held after school.

Throughout the year the older pupils will experience some of the following sports, depending on their age and individual circumstances:

Boys – football, rugby, hockey, cricket, athletics, tennis, cross-country

Girls – hockey, netball, tennis, athletics, cross-country.

High quality coaching is provided by our qualified PE specialists and other committed teachers who are interested in promoting the enjoyment of sport as well as the acquisition of basic skills.

Our children have access to tremendous facilities at Pirrie Park where there are two gravel hockey pitches, 1 football pitch, 2 cricket pitches, 11 tennis courts, 6 netball courts, 1 basketball court and 6 rugby pitches while a large Sports Hall and swimming pool are provided at the main college site on the Malone Road.

Our best resource is our specialist physical education staff who provide an extremely high quality PE & games programme for the children.