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Participation in a wide variety of sporting activities is central to life at St Joseph’s and students are taught a diverse range of physical skills which can be used in a constructive manner at school and in their communities. Students are taught that frequent physical activity will benefit both their quality of life and general health.

All students in Years 8 – 12 are expected to take part in Physical Education classes. There are also opportunities for the students to take part in extra-curricular activities many of which are sports orientated.

The benefits gained by students through their involvement is immense. The programme of study for students aged 14 – 16 has been supplemented with BTEC Level 2 Award for Sport.


Mr F Rodgers (HOD)

Students are encouraged to develop their creative and expressive talents through individual activities such as athletics, outdoor pursuits and swimming.

The appreciation of the traditional Irish games of Hurling, Handball and Gaelic Football is one of the cornerstones upon which the Physical Education programme is founded. These traditional activities are complemented by activities such as Dodgeball, Basketball, Olympic Handball and Soccer. The teams representing the school in Soccer and Gaelic have brought both local and provincial success to St Joseph’s.

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