Physical Education and Extra-Curricular Sporting Activities play an important role in the lilfe of the Ard Scoil.
All students are encouraged to take part in physical activity both during and after school time.
Ard Scoil Physical Education Programme
The aim of the Physical Education programme is to offer pupils an opportunity to experience as many activities as possible at recreational and acompetitive level and to make a positive contribution to their health and well being.
- At Junior Level we follow the new Physical Education Curriculum which includes adventure activities, dance, games, gymnastics, aquatics and health related activities.
- During Transition Year new elements are introduced to broaden the students experiences and these include self defence, horse riding, surfing, orienteering and canoeing.
- We make use of all facilities in our locality including the sports centre, indoor and outdoor areas, tennis courts and hotel swimming pools.
- Hockey, Camogie, Football, Athletics and Equestrianism are offered as extra curricular activitites from first year right through to sixth year.
Our Hockey teams compete in the Waterford Munster Schools League and Cup where they have enjoyed considerable success over the last number of years, twice reaching the Munster Final under 14 and 16.
Our athletes have competed against the best in Ireland winning County, Munster and All Ireland titles and many have gone on to represent Ireland at Cross Country, Hill Running and Track and Field.
Some of the many medal winners in Athletics Championships
Our Camogie teams have made great strides since the sport was introduced, reaching the Munster Final and Semi Finals.
Our footballers have brought a tremendous sense of excitement to the school, winning the Munster Football Final in 2007 and reaching the All Ireland Final which for footballers, supporters and teachers was a memorable day in the life of the school.
During the past 17 years the students of Ard Scoil have raised thoursnads of euros for the Annual Lions Club Hamper Appeal through the Christmas Swim.
Many students in the Ard Scoil are accomplished horsewomen, and we encourage this by entering school teams in equestrian events such as Inter-Schools Show Jumping and Hunter Trials.
Showjumping Team with Chef d'Equipe Ms. Emillie Pickering
If you are doing sport after school, you MUST have school insurance, and for Hockey and Camogie you must have a gum shield and shin pads.
The O’Duffy Cup comes to the Ard Scoil
On Thursday, P.E. teacher Ms. Fiona Rocheford who was a member of the Wexford All Ireland Camogie Champions team brought the O’Duffy Cup to the school. There was great excitement as girls lined up to have their photo taken with Ms. Rocheford and the cup!
Teacher Fiona Rochford displays the O'Duffy Cup