Physical Education

St Brigid’s N.S Ballysax delivers a very broad and balanced PE Curriculum with every class having their one hour timetabled PE lesson per week. All six strands of the P.E curriculum are covered namely Athletics, Aquatics, Dance, Gymnastics, Games & Outdoor and Adventure Activities.

Teachers make full use of the PSSI lesson plans to guide their delivery of P.E lessons and to ensure best practice. Members of staff regularly undertake CPD in PE and ideas and resources are shared among staff.

Each child’s progress is discussed with parents at P/T meetings and feedback included in the child’s end of year report.

Our school carries out an annual audit of P.E. equipment and resources are organized and clearly labelled in our P.E. store.

Active Homework replaces all homework during Active School Week.

We have visiting coaches during the year to assist in the teaching of soccer and Gaelic Football. 5th and 6th Class have a six week block of swimming lessons each September/ October which take place in K Leisure, Naas. Our school teaches the Land PAWS water safety programme to 4th Class every year.