Sport and Physical Education
Please click HERE for the PE Department Extra-Curricular Timetable (Autumn Term 2016/17)
All pupils at West Monmouth have the opportunity to develop their physical competence and extend the physical skills through a range of activities which are presented in accordance with National Curriculum Guidelines.
The school provides its pupils with a comprehensive programme of sporting study practice. At Key Stage 3, all pupils are allocated two hours Physical Education per week and emphasis is paced on traditional team games such as rugby, football, hockey, netball, basketball and cricket. Pupils are also offered opportunities to practise individual activities such as athletics, dance, tennis and gymnastics. In addition, a health related fitness course is part of the Key Stage 3 curriculum of Physical Education. At Key Stage 4, the traditional sports are studied in greater depth, but students are also given the opportunity to experience new activities including badminton, volleyball and aerobics.
All pupils are actively encouraged to join the extensive extra-curricular programme of sports activities that is organised by the Physical Education Department, and run and supervised by its members and other members of staff. Clubs are operated during lunchtimes and after school, when pupils are provided with the requisite facilities and training to help them pursue their sporting interests, and develop their expertise in their chosen discipline.
We are very fortunate in having a Welsh Rugby Union Development Officer based at our school. Rugby training sessions, coached at a very high standard, are on offer for all year groups, including work within our cluster primary schools both within the schools and at holiday camps.
Internal competitions in numerous activities are run throughout the year to improve pupils’ teamwork and increase their social skills. West Monmouth also takes part in inter school matches and tournaments, organised by the County Borough Council. In this way, the pupils are motivated to excel and to take pride in themselves, their physical prowess, their team and their school. Many of our pupils have gained representative honours for Torfaen, South East Wales and Wales in a wide range of sports.
Our pupils also have the chance to expand their sporting horizons to an international dimension. Our Rugby Tour to Canada is a regular fixture.
The Physical Education Department of West Monmouth offers all pupils a vibrant and vital experience that sharpens and develops their physical, mental and social skills.