Wellbeing in junior cycle is about young people feeling confident, happy, healthy and connected. Gallen CS’s PE programme contributes to the Wellbeing programme by providing learning experiences which support students in being better able and more motivated to include regular physical activity in their lives, thereby contributing to their overall experience of wellbeing.
There are four strands, each one focusing on learning in different physical activity areas: Physical activity for health and wellbeing. Games, Individual and team challenges, Dance and Gymnastics. In Gallen CS we try to give our students a broad and balanced taste of as many different sport and physical activities with a view to giving them the information they need to make lifelong sporting decisions while also giving them the foundation skills associated with many different sports and activities.
The learning outcomes for our programme provide a clear focus for student learning as well as teacher planning. In order to ensure that students are motivated to learn and participate in physical education, there is emphasis on consultation with students about the course and assessment design.
Here is an overview of each strand and the elements focused upon within:
Physical Activity for health and wellbeing
- Fitness Suite & Programme Design
- Schools fitness challenge
- Net games
- Striking Games
- Field Games
- Invasion Games
Individual & Team Challenges
- Team challenges
Dance & Gymnastics
- Irish dance
- Hip Hop Dance
- Line Dancing
- Creative Dance