Physical Education

·         The children have at least one hour of time-tabled P.E. every week. 

·         The 5 Strands of the curriculum are being taught in a broad and balanced way.  There is a unified time-table across all the classes and strands are taught in blocks throughout the year.

·         We prioritise a different strand of the curriculum to be developed each year.  This year we are working on Aquatics.  The girls in 1st and 4th Class are taking part in swimming lessons and the rest of the school will complete the PAWS programme in their classrooms.

·         The P.E. equipment is being added to on a continual basis and each week the Active Committee check that it is all organised and tidied away.

Physical Activity

·         The children have physical activity breaks twice daily on dry days.  When it is wet the children engage in Active Breaks in their classroom.

·         Each class run laps of the school playground.  They record the amount of laps they do daily.  Some classes have completed a marathon already!

·         All classes get involved in Drop Everything and Dance on a regular basis.  The senior girls teach different dances to the girls each month.  When the weather is good, we often have a “Wake Up, Shake Up,” where we do all the dances together in the playground.

·         The school organises Active Fundraisers each year including a Skipathon and a sponsored walk.

·         The teachers give active minutes as a reward for good behaviour.  These can be used to engage in whatever physical activity each class decides.

·         St. Brigid’s has a Green Flag for Travel.  The children are encouraged to use Active Travel.  There are Walk and Scoot to School days organised regularly.  The school has a scooter dock for the children to park their scooters.

·         Gaelic Football and Basketball are offered to the girls as after school activities.

·         This year for the first time the school took part in the European Week of Sport.  The classes worked together to complete a whole school marathon (300 laps of the senior playground) over the week.  There was a whole school “Wake Up Shake Up,” and the teachers challenged the teachers to a penalty shoot-out.  Noel was in goals and Ronnie as referee!


·         The school is linked with Killester Basketball Club  and Craobh Chiaráin G.A.A. Club. 

·         As part of our two previous Active School Weeks, links were made with the local Cricket, Ultimate Frisbee and Tennis clubs.

·         Parents of children in the school gave lessons in Irish Dancing and Aerobics and parents and grandparents of children gave lessons in playground games from the past.

·         Parents have been invited to come to take part in “Wake Up, Shake Up.”

 Active School Week

·         We have completed two Active Weeks to date which were so much fun.

·         During these two weeks the children experienced Ultimate Frisbee, aerobics, Cricket, Tug of War, Irish dancing, Tennis, grandparents & parents taught playground games from the past, there were active picnics, some classes walked a mile with a smile, teachers challenged the active committee to a game of dodgeball and there were “Wake up shake ups.”

·         Our next Active week will be April 24-28th 2017 and lots of fun activities are planned! 




St. Brigids Road,


Dublin 5



Email: info@stbrigidsgns.ie
Telephone: +353 (1) 831 5138