Aquatics is a component part of the physical education strand of the primary school curriculum
Our 3rd and 5th classes partake in swimming classes for a period of 12 weeks in the Aqua Dome, Tralee. These lessons are facilitated by fully accredited swimming coaches. We understand that swimming is an important life skill and all children are encouraged to partake in the aquatics programme.
We have the privilege of having Micheál Quirke, former Kerry Senior and All - Ireland winner coming into coach our children the basics of Gaelic Football in his capacity as a development officer with Kerry GAA. Our children also participate in the Mini 7’s competitions and various blitz competitions throughout the year.
Basketball is available for pupils from 3rd class upwards. Training takes place after school on Mondays (5th & 6th class) and Tuesdays (3rd & 4th class). They are coached by teachers Ms. Dinan and Ms. O’Shea alongside Garvey’s Tralee Warrior player Darragh O’Hanlon. 2018/2019 has been the busiest year for basketball in the school with over 40 pupils participating in the sport.
Training focuses on fundamental movement skills, team work, respect, inclusion and FUN!
Our 5th and 6th class compete in primary school blitzes throughout the year.
Every June we hold an in-house blitz for 6th class where they compete for the Tony O’Donoghue Cup.
In September 2018 we were selected by Tralee Imperials BC to take part in the inaugural Jr. NBA programme in association with Basketball Ireland. As part of this programme we became the Blennerville Grizzlies and took part in cluster events, doing skills and drills and playing games against the Scoil Eoin Lakers. The Blennerville Grizzlies were awarded the silver medal for their display of enthusiasm, sportsmanship and teamwork. The presentation took place at the culmination of the Jr. NBA programme at the Festival of Basketball in the National Basketball Arena.
Thanks to parent , Mr Scott Ross, we have introduced Spikeball and have entered inter schools competitions. The children love this as it is a game which is new to all .
Our 6th class children enter the FAI All - Ireland inter schools competition every year .
Tralee parnells Hurling club coaches come to our school each year and oversee a 6 week Hurling programme for all classes
Tralee gymnastic club facilitate a comprehensive gymnastics programme for our classes concentrating on the basics and enhancing the children’s fundamental movement skills.
All outside coaches are Garda vetted prior to commencement of coaching sessions