Physical Education

Physical Education is a vital part of the KDPS school curriculum. Not only are there obvious health benefits from having happy, healthy and active students, there are other social and personal development benefits from participating in a well-run program of physical activity and sport. The focus of our physical education and sport program is on participation, skill development and the essential areas of personal development that involvement in sport encourages.

Physical Education lessons are planned for with a clear focus in mind. Units of work are designed to start with simple tasks and progress student skill levels by providing stimulating and challenging activities.

The KDPS Physical Education curriculum is designed to develop students fundamental motor skills in early years (F-2) and progress these skills into sports specific skills in years (3-6)

The Physical Education program incorporates a range of sports and activities to develop students skills. A wide range of equipment is used in a variety of settings including outside on the schools oval and inside in the school hall.

  • Students in years 3-6 have the opportunity to participate in a range of interschool sports and competitions including swimming, athletics and lightning premiership events
  • Classroom teachers take their learning communities for an addition ‘sport hour’ each week
  • All students participate in the compulsory annual swimming program

Sports House Colours

Every student is placed into a House. Where possible, students from the same family are placed in the same house.
Each house has a grade 6 boy and girl House Captain, selected at the beginning of the year by their House team.
The four sport houses are:

  • Limerick
  • Cork
  • Kerry
  • Dublin

The whole school participates in our annual athletics day and cross country.


  • Moyne cross country, football, netball, tennis and soccer
  • Junior (3/4) and Senior (5/6) Hoop Time (Basketball)
  • Netball Competition (3/4 and 5/6) organised by Brauer College