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

Outdoor and Adventure : Scavenger Hunt!

For the month of May Scoil Iósaf is focusing on "Outdoor and Adventure" for our P.E. whole school plan. All the classes have been very busy planning their various outdoor lessons. 3rd and 4th class decided to go further than the school grounds and complete a scavenger...

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April’s Athletics

During the month of April, the school engaged in the development of our FMS (fundamental movement skill): running. We completed many types of running activities during the month and everyone really enjoyed our new monthly focus.

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Really enjoying the April athletics month! The girls are developing their running, throwing and catching skills here. Great fun also!

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Outdoor and adventure 5th class

In order to gear up for " Outdoor and adventure " month in May for our PE ,Some classes have been taking their lessons ,trails and hunts outside! 5th class completed an Easter quiz collecting clues and answers around the school in teams. A great success and a great...

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Athletics in 5th class

5th class girls really focused on their athletics and running in the month of April . They practiced techniques, learned new skills and improved and practiced existing running skills. They also had great fun doing it! Well done 5th class!

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Obstacle Course!

Obstacle Course!

Senior Infants had great fun during their PE class this week. All classes in Scoil Iosaf are focusing on the strand Athletics and our fundamental movement skill is running. We had great fun with our two active agents Ava and Amy who led the warm up! Well done girls!...

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Athletics\ Running

This month in Scoil Iósaf all classes are focusing on the PE strand, athletics and our Fundamental Movement Skill is running. All the classes are very busy developing our running and athletics skills in the past few weeks. The girls learned basic running techniques...

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Outdoor fun with maths!

The girls in 4th had great fun learning "length" in maths. They did a range of activities outside measuring various objects using different equipment. Well done!  

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