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 that all of our pupils 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.
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 student 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 students have the option to take GCSE and ‘A’ Level in Physical Education.