Killavullen NS
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PHYSICAL EDUCATION  –  P.E.

Physical Education Vision

In our school, we believe that physical education plays a vital role in the development of the whole child. Therefore, the children will enjoy a rich variety of experience in physical education within the guidelines of the Primary School Physical Education Curriculum. A balance of individual, team, co-operative and competitive activities aims to cater for individual pupils’ needs and abilities that enables them to enjoy physical activity.

Aims
We endorse the aims of the Primary School Curriculum for PE:
– To promote the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of the child.
– To develop positive personal qualities.
– To help in the acquisition of an appropriate range of movement skills in a variety of contexts.
– To promote understanding and knowledge of the various aspects of movement.
– To develop an appreciation of movement and the use of the body as an instrument of expression and creativity.
– To promote enjoyment of, and positive attitudes towards, physical activity and its contribution to lifelong health-related fitness, thus preparing the child for the active and purposeful use of leisure time.

PRIORITY PE STRAND

Orienteering in Doneraile Park

We were thrilled to set off to Doneraile Park training day with all the children from 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th classes. After a briefing session to recap on map skills, an excited group of orienteerers set off. Well done to all our pupils who took on the course with gusto. 3rd & 4th had never been orienteering before yet were navigating their way around like they’d been at it for years!  Our thanks to the organisers in Cork Orienteering, mostly retired teachers, who organised this event.

Active School Walkway

We are delighted to have a fantastic walkway that we can use to practise our outdoor and adventure skills. All the classes can navigate around the school, in 14 different exercises – an exercise at each sign. Every pupil took part enthusiastically.

We are delighted with the new Active Walkway, and would like to thank Denis for securing the signs around the school grounds.

Orienteering in Tramore Valley Park

Wasn’t it fantastic to get on a bus and go orienteering again? After a briefing session with Mr. Fallon to recap on map skills, an excited 5/6th class set off for Tramore Valley Park on March 10th. It was a beautiful fresh spring morning and a hugely worthwhile and enjoyable trip. Well done to all our pupils who took on the course with gusto. Most had never been orienteering before yet were navigating their way around like they’d been at it for years! A special mention for our 6th Class boys team (Bill Palmer, Michael Barry, Sean O’Keeffe and Daithí Murphy) who finished 3rd on the day. Maith sibh, a bhuachaillí! The following day, 3/4th class embarked on a non- competitive course, a nice, relaxed introduction to orienteering. Our thanks to the organisers in Cork Orienteering, mostly retired teachers, who organised this event particularly for sixth class, before they head to Secondary school.

PE EQUIPMENT & STORAGE

We are lucky in Killavullen NS that our PE storage cupboard is full of fun PE equipment. All classes are responsible for making sure equipment is returned neatly after each use.

Active Flag Committee members also help ensure that the PE storage cupboard is kept neat during the year and help audit our equipment and throw out any old or broken equipment.

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