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


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


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

5th class Scavenger Hunt!

Continuing our outdoor and adventure theme for May and June we see 5th class here enjoying a scavenger hunt in the Demesne In Newcastle West. Well done 5th class!  

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Little Limbo and Little Obstacles!

The Junior and senior infants really enjoyed active week with Limbo and obstacle courses on the yard. The committee helped them and they had great fun. Integrated with our athletics and outdoor and adventure strand! They had a great time!  

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Whole school Obstacle Courses!

As part of Active week and our Outdoor and adventure theme for May and June we put together a time table where each class got 30 mins doing obstacle courses. The courses were adapted to suit each class level. Everyone had great fun! ...

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School Tour 3rd and 4th class!

Third and 4th class were delighted to go to Adventure World in the University of Limerick on the 19th June. The girls had action packed day. Continuing our Outdoor and adventure theme for May and June the girls got to explore a wide range of activities. From canoeing,...

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Outdoors & adventure in May!

For the month of May we are focusing on “outdoor and adventure” as part of our whole school Physical Education plan. Junior infants took to the field for “straw relays”! Each team had to collect their allocated straw colour but you could only collect one at a time!...

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Map orienteering ! 4th class

We designed a series of maps and the girls had to find their way around the cones in pairs. They loved developing their orienteering skills! It was a lot harder than it looked!  

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letter relays! Outdoor and adventure !

Outdoors for the month of May !!!4th class had great fun in their letter relays. Both teams had to collect as many letters as possible and make smaller words out of the letters in a team. There was a time limit on it also to up the pressure! Great fun !  ...

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Outdoor Challenge : Funny Faces!

The girls had great fun in this collaborative and creative outdoor challenge. A wide range of equipment was put into piles and the children worked together to design funny faces!  

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Outdoor Puzzle Relay!

Continuing with our outdoor and adventure theme for May, the girls in 4th brought out their competitive side as they competed in teams to complete the jig saw puzzles. We also wanted to combine our  FMS of running into this lesson.  The pieces had to be collected and...

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