Scoil Naomh Iósaf takes huge pride in the overall development of each child in the school from a sporting perspective. Children are exposed to a huge variety of sports and physical activities. We believe that there is a sport or activity for every child.
The school also has a strong tradition of promoting Gaelic Games and has had past pupils represent Limerick in both Football & Hurling at many underage and senior inter county levels.
The full physical education curriculum is taught at Scoil Naomh Iósaf. The six strands of the curriculum include Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, Games, Outdoor & Adventure Activities and Aquatics. Presently, the school is focusing on the area of Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS), which complements the principles of the curriculum, while aiming to develop physical literacy in the children.
All children take part in at least 1-2 hours of PE every week but discretionary time is also allocated to physical activity.
Active Schools Week (ASW) is one of the highlights of the year at Scoil Naomh Iósaf. The school has been organising ASW in the school since the early 2000s. Every year, a timetable of the week is given to all students and families detailing what is in store for the week. There are firm favourites every year but we like to try out new activities regularly including as Yoga, Pilates, Tug of War and Orienteering.
The boys love to be kept busy at break time and every year teachers will organise blitzes and yard games at different stages. The blitzes include soccer, Gaelic football, hurling, lacrosse and handball. The children in the younger classes take part in yard games with a focus on the Fundamental Movement Skills.