Welcome to the Physical Education Page

Physical Education Department

Mr K Gale - Head of PE and Teacher in charge of Boys’ PE
Mrs L McCallan -Teacher in charge of Girls’ PE








Physical Education in the Northern Ireland Curriculum

The Northern Ireland Curriculum aims to empower pupils to achieve their potential and to make informed and responsible choices and decisions throughout their lives. It is about helping all pupils prepare for life and work;


  •  As Individuals 

  •  As Contributors to Society

  •  As Contributors to the Economy and the Environment.

Physical Education has a significant role to play in this. Schools are now seen as the most important context for promoting healthy lifestyles in pupils. Health Related Physical Education (HRPE) in Northern Ireland has been shown to positively influence children’s knowledge of and attitudes towards physical activity. The Northern Ireland Curriculum gives a high profile to Physical Education’s role in;

  • Providing pupils with regular, frequent and appropriate physical activity opportunities, information and guidance.

  • Encouraging and empowering pupils to make informed and responsible choices about the role of physical activity in their lives.


Physical Education at Tandragee Junior High School

The PE Department aims to provide an enjoyable, satisfying and balanced programme with opportunities for every pupil to develop physically, emotionally, cognitively and socially. A balanced curriculum with a range of activities will endeavour to meet the needs of all pupils and develop pupils’ self-esteem and positive attitudes towards themselves and others.
Our pupils are encouraged to be responsible for their own actions, to achieve success in many different ways, to work within a team and as an individual.  Physical Education can provide an alternative platform for success for those pupils unable to find it in the academic sphere. There is equality of access for all pupils.


Our PE programme of Study


             Boys                                        Girls


            Rugby                                     Hockey

            Football                                  Netball

            Gymnastics                           Gymnastics

            Dance                                     Dance

            Athletics                                Athletics

            Health Related PE                 Health Related PE

            Cross Country                       Cross Country

            Basketball                             Tennis

            Volleyball                              Volleyball