To Encourage Growth in Mind, Body and Spirit
We help to keep young learners naturally active
Our young learners are naturally active, so at St. Dominic’s Grammar School we ensure that all activities and lessons have physical challenges to ensure all learners stay focused and motivated.
‘Brain Gym’, dancing our multiplication tables, Jolly Phonics actions, and role-play are all part of everyday lessons at St. Dominic’s.
Furthermore, we offer a broad range of physical activities; tennis, golf, football, parachute games, obstacle courses as well as three 30 minute physical and fun play times everyday.
Inspiring growth in mind, body and spirt means that sport plays a large part in the lives of our pupils. Our large sports hall and extensive grounds means we can offer a wide range of sports such as hockey, netball, volley ball, badminton, tennis, tag rugby, football, golf, karate, cricket, rounders. These are enjoyed as part of the PE lessons or found within our varied extended day clubs.
The Physical Education department using the school mission statement ‘to encourage growth in mind, body and spirit’ will aim to ensure that each student leaves St. Dominic’s Senior School, a better and healthier person.
We encourage independent learning and developing talents in order for each child to reach their full potential.
We believe that it is important to maintain a combination of academic, artistic and sporting activity at school and we provide children with a wide range of physical exercise to balance the challenges of their daily academic work.
The PE department will encourage growth in body by providing opportunities for the student to be healthy and aim to lead a healthy and active lifestyle, which they will take with them when they leave. The PE department will achieve growth in spirit by encouraging awareness of themselves and others and learn to value them both.
Teachers work together with students to help them understand the importance of achieving this balance and to help develop skills in teamwork, personal achievement and leadership.
Pupils enthusiastically participate in a wide and varied choice of sporting activities.
Our sporting record grows year on year, culminating recently with pupils representing both county and country in their chosen sport, with teams being crowned county champions in various sports. Visit our ‘sports news’ section for a celebration of our recent achievements.
Our sport facilities include the fully equipped purpose built Sir Jack Hayward Sports Hall, our recently refurbished and extended netball and tennis courts, extensive playing fields and an athletics track.
Within our curriculum, each child participates in two double lessons of P.E. each week as well as being encouraged to take part in before school clubs, lunchtime sessions and extended day activities.
Activities currently include:
All pupils have the option to take GCSE and ‘A’ Level in Physical Education.