Sports

In line with the school's policy for healthy living, all children are encouraged to participate in as wide a range of activities as possible.  The emphasis in games and sports is on participation and enjoyment. Our all-weather sports pitch ensures that the pupils get to play outdoors all year round.

Physical education forms part of school life, with the children free to enjoy games, like basketball and soccer during school break periods.

The children have sports on Wednesday afternoons from junior infants up, with our specialist sports teacher Warren Gormley. Warren has a wealth of experience working with children and is a talented sportsman. He runs sports camps during the summer months and is an active member in the local community. During their sports classes the children participate in a wide variety of activities including football, uni-hockey, basketball, tennis, rounders and team exercise games. These sessions are designed to help children work as part of a team and develop their coordination in an inclusive and enjoyable manner.

During the year we have modules in GAA and Rugby which are organised by the local clubs whereby the coaches come to the school during school hours to coach the pupils. The children are actively encouraged to join the numerous sporting clubs in operation throughout the county.

Occasionally we play home and away basketball matches against our local schools and we also partake in the AIJS sporting events throughout the year.

Our annual school Sports Day is held in the local rugby club in May. This event combined with a barbecue is one of the highlights of the year for families.