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St. George's National School, Balbriggan Co. Dublin

Physical Education

At St George’s NS we seek to assist the children in our school in achieving their potential by the promotion of physical activity throughout the school. We intend to reinforce the seven key messages of the Primary PE curriculum in our lessons.

Key Messages of the Primary PE Curriculum

  • The importance of enjoyment and play.
  • Maximum participation by all children.
  • The development of skills and understanding.
  • A balance between competitive and non-competitive activities.
  • Providing opportunities for achievement of each child.
  • Providing activities equally suitable for boys and girls.

All pupils in our school are provided with 60 minutes timetabled PE per week, as a minimum.

All classes are taught 5 different PE strands each year: Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, Games, and Outdoor and Adventure.

All Classes are taught the Land PAWS Water Safety Programme in June each year.

Every child’s progress is discussed with parents at Parent-Teacher meetings and feedback is included in the annual school report.


Physical Education News

3rd Feb 2020

Our Fundamental Movement Skill for January/February is Balancing.

Ms Kelly's 4th Class have done fantastic work on balancing while working on the gymnastics strand.

29th Jan 2020

First Class in St George’s are really enjoying GAA coaching with Anthony. They are learning all sorts of new skills while keeping fit and active.

23rd Jan 2020

6th Class got January off to a great start with their very own St George's Fitness Bootcamp in PE! Everyone was tired afterwards but felt great!

10th Dec 2019

Ms Ryan and Ms Needham went to Swords to learn all about teaching badminton to children. They even received a set of badminton rackets for our school!

17th Oct 2019

Ms Needham and Ms Nairn went to Balbriggan Community College to learn all about teaching orienteering to primary school children. They can't wait to share their knowledge when our Outdoor and Adventure strand is taught in April and May!

All of our teachers in St George's hope to work together to strengthen our delivery of the Outdoor and Adventure strand this year.

28th Jun 2019

Here at St George's all pupils are taught the Land Paws Water Safety programme. 

19th Jun 2019

We had 2 great days of activities in June. Children took part in hockey, basketball, football and athletics. We also did a fun obstacle course. Thanks to Ms Needham for organising it.

24th Jun 2018

We had 2 really fun Sports Days last week.  The children got to do lots of fun activities, thanks to everyone who helped out.