The Physical Education Department provides a wide variety of activities and opportunities for pupils and former pupils, supported by a young, progressive teaching and coaching staff.

Pupils can follow several pathways through the Broad General Education (BGE), National Qualifications, coaching qualifications and leadership opportunities to develop their aspirations. Foreign and residential experiences are offered to pupils by the department including outdoor activities in both the summer and winter terms.

Our vision is:

  • To provide an environment where pupils are provided with the highest quality of education and support in a climate where pupils are safe, valued and treated with dignity and respect. 
  • To ensure that the full potential of every pupil is developed while maintaining high and realistic expectations so that they maximise their attainment and achievement. 
  • To develop our youngsters into mature, health conscious, fit and well adjusted young people who are well equipped and with the skills and knowledge to enable them to take an active role in society. 
  • To develop the capabilities, attributes and capacities to be successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors in society. 
  • To ensure the highest quality of learning and teaching with equality of opportunity for all. 
  • To provide physical, intellectual, social and aesthetic challenges for pupils through a balanced physical education programme. 
  • To improve physical performance in terms of fitness, co-ordination skills and application of skills in a variety of contexts. 
  • To offer pupils a variety of courses: National 4/5, Higher,Advanced Higher, Skills for work, Exercise and Fitness Leadership, Sports Leadership, Heartstart, Schools of Sport in basketball, Rugby, Dance, Gymnastics and Football
  • To encourage positive long term attitudes towards health and physical activity. To provide an awareness of the importance of exercise and diet in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 

Broad General Education: S1 - S3

All pupils in S1 get 3 periods of core PE and 1 period of School of Excellence, an activity which they do for the whole year. 

All pupils in S2 get 3 periods of core PE and 2 periods of Masterclass which is on a 12-week rotation between departments.

All pupils in S3 get 3 periods of core PE.

Breadth, Challenge and Enjoyment are important features of the BGE with pupils experiencing at least 10 different activities across S1 and S2. In S3 pupils continue to develop these activities but also study Health and Wellbeing at levels 4 and 5. In S4 Core PE pupils are given personalisation and choice in the activities they wish to study.