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Overall Aim of Physical Education in St John’s College

Physical Education makes a valuable contribution to the preparation of the student for a life of autonomous well being both physically and mentally. This aim will be pursued through the:

  • enhancement of the student’s self-concept through the development of skilful and creative performance of practical activities
  • development of the student’s understanding of physical activity and awareness of the links between physical education and other curricular areas
  • motivation of the student to choose a life-style that is active, healthy and meaningful
  • the personal enrichment of the student through developing personal and social skills and encouraging positive attitudes and values in interaction with others.

Sports in St John’s College

Both Junior and Senior Cycle students undertake a variety of different sports and activities. These include:

  • Aquatics
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Health Related Activity
  • Net Games
  • Invasion Games
  • Karate
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Outdoor Adventure Activities
  • Table Tennis

Facilities in conjunction with Dublin City Council

  • Sports/Table Tennis Hall
  • GAA Pitches
  • Soccer Pitch
  • Fully Equipped Gymnasium
  • Astro Turf Pitches
  • A large sports hall
  • Swimming Pool

Junior Cycle Physical Education Timetable

1st week of School – Fitness Testing
Block 1 – Athletics/Aquatics
Block 2 – Olympic Handball/Aquatics
1st week after Christmas – Fitness Testing 2
Block 3 – Soccer
Block 4 – Dodgeball

1st week of School – Fitness Testing
Block 1 – Circuit Training
Block 2 – Futsal
1st week after Christmas – Fitness Testing 2
Block 3 – Athletics 2
Block 4 – Adventure Activities

1st week of School – Fitness Testing
Block 1 – Futsal
Block 2 – Volleyball
1st week after Christmas – Invasion Games
Block 3 – Basketball
Block 4 – Tag Rugby

Staff: Mr Byrne

All incoming first year students will undertake the new Aquatics Module for the academic year 16/17

Senior Cycle Physical Education Timetable

1st week of School – Fitness Testing
Block 1 – Football / Basketball / Gym
Block 2 – Circuits / Football / Gym
1st week after Christmas – Fitness Test
Block 3 – Coaching Courses / Badminton / Gym
Block 4 – Coaching Courses / Football / Gym

1st week of School – Fitness Test
Block 1 – Gym / Football / Badminton
Block 2 – Circuits / Badminton / Gym
1st week after Christmas – Fitness Test
Block 3 – Gym / Football / Badminton
Block 4 – Football / Badminton / Gym

1st week of School – Fitness Test
Block 1 – Gym / Multisport
Block 2 – Football / Gym / Yoga
1st week after Christmas – Fitness Test
Block 3 – Gym / Football / Badminton
Block 4 – Football / Gym / Multisport

Staff: Mr Byrne, Ms Prendergast, Mr Mulvey, Ms Sheridan, Mr Delaney

Student access to PE

All Junior and Senior students are expected to take a full and active part in lessons. Any pupils who are recovering from injury will take part in lessons to the best of their ability. Where they are unable to take part they can assist, observe or continue with their rehab exercises. Pupils will also be supported in their rehabilitation programs before and after school and during lunch time. At the beginning of each year, each student will undertake a survey on sports and activities they perform or would like to perform over the coming few months.

Senior Cycle Gym Programs

At St John’s College we believe in a tailored approach to Physical Education where each student’s physical needs and abilities are take into account. Each senior cycle student receives an individual training program which is in conjunction with their abilities.

ICT in PE

At St John’s College we are huge advocates of using ICT in a PE setting, we do this through performance analysis technology such as Dartfish and Coaches Eye, this allows visual and kinesthetic learners to immerse themselves in PE in a way which was not previously available in traditional based PE environments.

Non participants and sick notes

All pupils will take part in physical activities provided by the school, unless there are any medical reasons for not doing so. At entry the school should be informed of any important medical conditions. Pupils wishing to be excused from PE should send a letter stating the reason and duration they wish to be excused for. Non participants should still bring in sports kit. They can help with equipment, umpiring, reciprocal teaching, controlling small sided games or be involved in observation, planning or evaluation.