Physical Education

About our subject:

What makes P.E important? Physical Education is essential for developing student’s physical and mental wellbeing. In P.E students learn how to look after their body and mind as well as learning how to work as a team to overcome challenges.

Our aim in St Patrick’s College is to provide each pupil with a broad, balanced base of activities and enjoyable experiences which can progressively lead to selective specialisation and successful participation throughout their school years and beyond.

Sport and Physical Education is at the heart of St Patrick’s College where we strive to provide as many sporting opportunities to our students as possible. Please follow our Facebook and twitter accounts for regular sporting updates and results from sporting events/fixtures.

At St Patrick’s College we work hard to ensure students are praised and recognised for their sporting success. To ensure all students are praised for their sporting achievements outside of school we also need parents and pupils to keep us informed.

Studying physical education at St Patrick’s College can:

  1. Develop physical competence and help to promote physical development.
  2. Teach pupils, through experience, to value the benefits of participation in physical activity at school and to educate for leisure activities outside of school.
  3. Develop an appreciation of skilful and creative performances across the wide range of activities offered.
  4. Help to establish self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and help pupils to cope with success and failure in competitive and co-operative activities.
  5. Increase the development of social awareness and values through interaction with others.
  6. Improve the health and well-being of the individual.

Not all children develop at the same speed but through a broad, balanced curriculum the pupils are able to develop at their own pace and achieve success. Realistic goals are set by the staff and pupils themselves so that individuals can feel a sense of progress, achievement, satisfaction and enjoyment.

Staff members:

Mrs P Thom (Head of Department)

Mr A McAuley

Mr A Walsh

Mrs C McAteer