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

Wellbeing Week in Scoil Iósaf

This week in Scoil Iósaf, we are celebrating Wellbeing Week. Mental Wellbeing is very important to us in Scoil Iósaf. During this week, we will be learning about five ways to look after our Mental Health and Wellbeing. Each day, each class will participate in...

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Sixth class study Henri Matisse

Sixth class study Henri Matisse

Our “Artist of the month” for October was Matisse. We learned about his life and we looked at some of his most famous works. Then we created our own artwork inspired by Henri Matisse!

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Mindfulness with Yoga

Our well being and mindfulness is really important to us here in Scoil Iósaf. The 4th class girls loved learning their new yoga poses this month. We practiced our breathing techniques, balance and explored core strengthening exercises." Warrior pose" seemed to be the...

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Infants visit our local playground, castle and river Arra!

Friday, June 14th, junior and senior infants walked all the way to the town playground. We had great sport there! We then went to visit the Desmond castle. After spending some time here we went through the "magic door" which led us on to the river side! We were...

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Infant School Tour 2019!

On Wednesday June 19th junior & senior infants travelled to Camp, Co. Kerry for their school tour. We visited Sandy Feet Farm where we saw lots of various farm animals, played in their fabulous playground & sensory garden and drove go karts. We even got a ride...

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Outdoor and Adventure

Third and fourth class took advantage of the fine weather and did a scavenger hunt in the Demesne. They worked in teams walking around the park figuring out and completing their questionnaire as well as identifying some amazing aspects in nature which we were able to...

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During April we focused on doing Athletics with all pupils. Third class took advantage of the fine weather during and got out on the yard to participate in athletics. The emphasis is very much placed on fun and enjoyment and the children learn multiple techniques in a...

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2nd Class School Tour

Second Class were excited to go on their School Tour last Thursday. We really enjoyed our day busy day at The Old Rectory in Croom. Some of our activities included: making cookies, meeting farm animals, sensory trail, obstacle course and treasure hunt. The girls...

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