Physical Education


MISSION STATEMENT
P.E and Sport are key to a broad and balanced curriculum. They introduce children to a healthy lifestyle and can sow the seeds of a lifelong involvement in sports. They promote teamwork, fair-play, co-operation and competitiveness. They bring schools and communities together and are part of the rich fabric of our culture.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM
Abroad and balanced programme is taught by a large and experienced staff. Accessible and inclusive to everyone, including those with special needs. A variety of outdoor and indoor games reflect the ethos of the school and community. Physical Education is compulsory. Valuable contributions are made to the acquisitions of physical skills and knowledge; personal and social development; environment and community awareness.The health of the students, contributing to an active lifestyle (meeting the need to combat inactivity and obesity)

OUTLINE OF KEY STAGE 3 PROGRAMME
All Key Stage 3 pupils take part in a series of 6 week blocks of activities which include: • Range of Activities
• Health-Related PE
• Soccer
• Gaelic Football
• Hurling
• Rugby
• Gymnastics
• Swimming
• Badminton
• Athletics
To facilitate a more effective delivery of the programme, pupils are placed in differentiated ability groups.

OUTLINE OF KEY STAGE 4 ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME
All Key Stage 3 pupils take part in a series of 6 week blocks of activities which include:
• Sailing (Lagan Watersports)
• Kayaking (Lagan Watersports)
• Adventure Training (Belfast Activity Centre)
• Initiative Activities (Barnett's Park)
• Boxing

Academic PE Programme

Sports Studies at CBS consists BTECs. These are as follows . . .

Level 2 Extended Certificate (equivalent to 2 GCSEs)

Edexcel released new specifications for all BTEC qualifications in 2010 and this has encouraged our department to incorporate ‘Outdoor and Adventurous Activities’ into our programme. This will give pupils the opportunity to partake in activities such as rock climbing and kayaking amongst others, and this is only one of four exciting topics to be covered by learners. Other units include ‘Fitness Testing and Training’ and ‘Development of Personal Fitness’.



Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (equivalent to an ‘A’ Level).

With the 2010 specifications we have again introduced new and exciting units to our learners with an emphasis on outdoor pursuits. Learners can either build on their Level 2 experience or start afresh with units including ‘Outdoor and Adventurous Activities’, ‘Principles and Practices in Outdoor Adventure’ and ‘Exercise, Health and Lifestyle’.

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Extra-Currricular Activities


Christian Brothers' School accommodates a range of extra-curricular activities from within the Physical Education Department. These activities include
• Gaelic - Ulster Colleges Competitions;
• Hurling - Ulster Colleges Competitions;
• Football NI and Belfast Schools Competitions;
• Basketball Club;
• Handball Club.

As well as competing successfully in the above mentioned sports, CBS also has a Wednesday club. This is open to all pupils but aimed particularly at 1st Year pupils who do not represent the school in other sports. The Wednesday club encompasses a wide variety of activities including table tennis, wrestle mania, mat diving, dodge ball and many more. The sole aim and minimum requirement is that pupils must enjoy themselves. We aim to encourage pupils to exercise more and lead healthier lifestyles through fun and engaging activities.

School Trips

Our trips include the

• 1st Year residential to an outdoor pursuits centre
• Multi Centre Water Sports Adventure trip to the South of France
• Football and Soccer trips to Croke Park, Park Head and Old Trafford

These trips are fantastic experiences and offer pupils an opportunity to learn more about and surprise themselves. Don’t take our word for it, just ask any pupil who has been involved in one of our exciting trips.

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