Physical Education Overview
In Physical Education pupils are encouraged to participate to the best of their ability in many different sports. In S1 & S2, pupils follow a core programme involving 13 different activities. In S3 & S4, pupils have the choice to continue with core PE or do National 4 / 5 courses.
In S5, all pupils receive two core periods of PE and they, along with S6, can choose to do PE at National 5 or Higher level. Senior pupils can also elect to do a Barrhead Sports Leader course.
The PE department consists of a large games hall, a small gym, a fitness room and a floodlit astroturf pitch.
Classes often go into Cowan Park for cycling, cross-country and football. Activities that are taught in the department include: athletics; badminton; basketball; cross country; cycling; fitness; football; gymnastics; netball; ; social dance; summer games and trampolining.
Pupils are expected to bring a change of kit for every lesson. Those unfit to participate fully should bring a note from their parent / guardian.
They should also bring their kit and get changed along with the rest of the class.
Mike Russell (Faculty Head)
Gillian Van Looy (Principal Teacher of Pastoral)
Patricia McArdle (Acting Principal Teacher of Pastoral)
Maxine Irvine (1 year contract)
Possible Career Links
Management in leisure industry
Disability in Sport and Recreation
Outdoor pursuits instructor
Sport and Hospitality Management
Golf course management
Health & fitness instructor
Sports/ leisure centre assistant
Track & field athlete