Physical Education at St. Conleth’s is not just the prescribed domain of the few: it is enjoyed and practised by all the students across a spectrum of mandatory classes and optional, but encouraged, competitive sports. First Years hit the ground running with a pre-season, all-sports camp, which introduces the students to our different sports, and each other, in a friendly, low-pressure environment.
St. Conleth’s is proudly a traditional rugby school but we also compete impressively against other schools in basketball, athletics, fencing, golf and tennis. There is a plethora of other sports, both in a varied and ambitious PE curriculum for all years and after school. The School Sports Hall and the All-Weather Pitch at Herbert Park help make sport fun and accessible and the Annual Sports Day is always the fitting culmination of a year of enthusiastic physical education.
Physical education at St. Conleth’s involves a holistic approach to the concept of physical activity for young people. It emphasises the contribution of physical education to the promotion of individual and group well-being. Learning in physical education involves the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes, together with recognition of its potential for integration with other curriculum areas. We recently have added hurling, Gaelic football, ‘fun’ fencing and cricketto an already varied and ambitious programme.