School Curriculum

The 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. As a school, we hope to review our P.E. whole school plan where all classes will be learning the same strands at the same time where possible. This will benefit the school as a whole.

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

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


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 Extra- curricular 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


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

School Curriculum News

Aquatic Course Programme

3rd and 4th Class Students are delighted to start their six week aquatic course programme in Killeline Leisure Centre, Newcastle West.

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Science Trail

4th class girls were busy in the new year on their science trail around the school grounds. The girls worked in groups and had to identify and record bio -degradable and non- biodegradable waste materials. It was cold but we had great  fun learning and staying active...

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Active Flag- Whole School Curriculum

  Here at Scoil Iósaf we try to adopt a multi sensory approach to teaching where the children use all their senses to learn. Physical activity plays a large part in this. The child who associates fun and enjoyment with practical and physical  lessons gains an...

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Science Scavenger Hunt

Pupils from 4th and 5th class enjoying a science scavenger hunt in Newcastle West demesne in September 2017.  

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