School Curriculum

Physical Education (PE) is for children from junior infants to sixth class. The curriculum contributes to children’s overall development by helping them to lead full, active and healthy lives. Our school concentrates on a particular PE curriculum strand each month as well as a fundamental movement skill also.

The PE curriculum provides a balanced range of activities for children through the six strands:

  • Athletics
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Games
  • Outdoor and adventure activities
  • Aquatics.

The fundamental movement skills are:

  • Throwing
  • Catching
  • Running
  • Balancing
  • Coordination
  • Agility

Facilities

Here at school Iósaf we are very lucky to have a wide range of facilities for our children in order for them to stay active, enjoy their break times, P.E.time and Extracurricular activities. These include:

  • Large Playground area for students from 3rd to 6th class
  • Smaller yard for lower classes
  • Soft ground playground with slide, sea saw, playhouse, balancing bridge, rocking ladybug
  • Small soccer field with goals
  • Large green area to the side of the school
  • Large indoor hall with stage and basketball hoop
  • Scoil Iósaf also avail of the nearby GAA grounds in the local secondary school on request
  • Sensory room
  • Outdoor Nature walk

Equipment

We have a Sports Equipment room which our committee regularly organise, count and update.

Some equipment includes:

  • Cones
  • Hula Hoops
  • Bean Bags
  • Muffin Tray x2
  • Long Skipping Rope
  • Balls
  • Chalk
  • Volleyball Net
  • Mats
  • Laminated Cards
  • Parachute x2
  • Soft, Big, Basketball, Soccer Balls
  • Skittles
  • Tennis rackets
  • Egg x6
  • Spoon x6
  • Hurleys
  • Helmets
  • Soccer balls
  • Footballs
  • Badminton net and rackets

Equipment being added to each year.

School Curriculum News

Ceilí Mór sa halla!

Tá seachtain na gaeilge ar siúl anois ! Bhí ceilí mór againn sa halla idir rang a sé agus rang a ceathair. Bhí na rinceoirí ag damhsa le chéile agus bhí an spóirt acu! Bhí siad go hiontach ar fad!

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Swimming!

3rd and 4th class girls have started their six week Aquatics program in Killeline  Leisure Centre. The course is for both beginners and more experienced swimmers and covers all bases of the aquatics curriculum. Great success and fun on our first week...

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Active Advent – 5th Class

As part of our active school initiative we have been busy being active in our classrooms! During the day we use our active advent calender which gives us challenges we must complete. Below are some pictures of us doing some yoga in our classroom!  ...

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Volleyball

6th Class have been practicing their serve, bump and set volleyball movements over the past few weeks. They are now ready to put these skills into practice and will be participating in a class run volleyball blitz over the coming...

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Volleyball

6th Class have been practicing their serve, bump and set volleyball movements over the past few weeks. They are now ready to put these skills into practice and will be partaking in a class run volleyball blitz over the coming...

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4th Class Leaf Art

  The girls in 4th class had great fun collecting Autumn leaves for their art projects. They choose their leaves carefully and  came up with some very creative designs!

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Fun in the sun!

We decided to make the most of the sun yesterday 20th of April and bring our P.E. lesson outside for the first time in a while! The girls in fourth class had great fun doing relays using cones! Very competitive bunch! Hopefully we get to do this more often over the...

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Eason Spelling Bee

Well done to Ana Carolina De Souza from 5th Class, who represented Scoil Iósaf in the Eason Spelling Bee County Finals which were held in Limerick. Ana won our school competition in March. She is the Scoil Iósaf champion! She did a great job and we are all so proud!...

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