PE and Curriculum Options
PE, WELLBEING AND THE JUNIOR CYCLE
Wellbeing provides learning opportunities to enhance the physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing and resilience of students, and enables them to build life-skills and to develop a strong sense of connectedness to their school and to their community. It will also emphasise the role that students play in their family, community and society in general. This new area of learning will incorporate learning traditionally included in PE, SPHE and CSPE. A school may also choose to include other areas in their provision for Wellbeing.
Physical Education (PE) aims to develop students as knowledgeable, skillful and creative participants who are confident and competent to perform in a range of physical activities safely. The PE short course aims to build students’ appreciation of the importance of health enhancing and inclusive physical activity and a commitment to it now, and in the future. There are no CBAs in JCPE as we are following the 2003 syllabus.
Students who commenced their Junior Cycle in Sept 2016 must study PE following either: the Junior Cycle syllabus in Physical Education (2003) or the specification for the Junior Cycle short course in Physical Education (2014). Both syllabi encompass the following strands:
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Department Members: Sinead Mortell and Geraldine O’Brien