Mount Anville Secondary School

Physical Education

Second level schools in Ireland are required to provide Physical Education for all students. The Department of Education’s recommended time currently is two hours of Physical Education per week at all levels. In Mount Anville School all students receive two hours of Physical Education across all year groups. Physical Education is compulsory in Mount Anville and is not blocked with any other subject area.

Junior Cycle Physical Education (1st, 2nd & 3rd Years)

The Physical Education programme in Mount Anville at Junior Cycle follows the JCPE Curriculum, broad based approach to a wide range of physical activities, sport movement skills. The Key Skills of the Junior Cycle (Being Literate, Managing Myself, Staying Well, Managing Information and Thinking, Being Numerate, Being Creative, Working with Others and Communicating) are emphasised and embedded in the roll out of Physical Education in Mount Anville Junior Cycle.

Senior Cycle Physical Education (4th, 5th & 6th Years)

The above all follow the Senior Cycle Curriculum guide lines. It encourages the development of physically educated students and the development of students’ autonomy within and beyond school life.

A physically educated person is physically literate. They have acquired culturally normative skills enabling engagement in a variety of physical attributes, which can help them maintain their health and well-being throughout their lives. Students participate regularly in physical activity because they find it enjoyable. They also understand and value physical activity and its contribution to a healthy lifestyle.

The ultimate goal of Physical Education in Mount Anville School is for:

“Students to value engagement in sport and physical activity to the extent that their participation extends across the life span”

(Hattie, Rudsill & Wadsworth, 2013)

We, in Mount Anville will endeavour to make all activities relevant to the ‘real’ lives of students in our school in the belief that this will engage student learning and provide opportunities for students to develop NCCA Key Skills.

To commemorate our goal of Social Awareness we are holding a creative writing competition. The theme of our competition is Climate Change. There are excellent prizes.
Congratulations to Chloe Griffin & Sophie Kennedy (U16 Girls), Sally Traynor (U18 Girls) & Ali Griffin (U20) on representing Leinster at the Interpros over the weekend.
This week is “Minding my Mind” week within the school, where we talk about mental health and wellbeing.
Congratulations and well done to our Transition Year students who lined the red carpet, to welcome the children of Laura Lynn Children's Hospice to their Oscars on Saturday.
Mount Anville Road,
Dublin 14
D14 A8P3

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