IPPEA 2015 Conference Material

Notes from the IPPEA 2015 Conference – Thinking & Moving Outside the Box, are now available to download via a link in the Members Area.

IPPEA Position Statement on Fitness Testing in Irish Primary Schools

IPPEA Position Statement on Fitness testing in Primary Schools

IPPEA Position Statement on Fitness testing in Primary Schools

IPPEA radio interview pre launch Position Statement on Fitness Testing

Pre launch IPPEA Position Statement on Fitness Testing in Primary Schools

Listen to Dublin City FM Sean Delaney’s interview with Susan Marron Chairperson IPPEA on Inside Education Wednesday 18th February 2015

One week to go to conference 2015!

Registration for the conference closes on Thursday 26th February at 4pm
The following workshops for the IPPEA conference are now full
1D Yoga
2C Spikeball
3A Gymnastics (1 place left)…
3D PA Breaks
4C Yoga
The golf workshop is based on attractive resource cards exploring striking activities applied to fun games suitable for schools. The water play will involve fun games in the water exploring the use of fun reasonably inexpensive equipment easy for a teacher to bring in a box to the pool.
There are some delegates who have registered for the conference but have not emailed their preferences for the workshops yet. Can we remind you to apply. Apologies at this point if we cannot offer you your preference.
Looking forward to seeing you there!!!!

Conference 2015


Click here for further information and to register….



IPPEA & St. Patrick’s College PE Unit Event


The Physical Education Unit at St. Patricks College and Irish Primary PE Association hosted a workshop for primary teachers and local sports partnerships on 12th November 2014 in St. Patrick’s College. The workshop focussed on ‘The Place of Fundamental Movement Skills in the Primary Physical Education Programme.’ There was a short presentation followed by a practical workshop based on selected lesson plans from the PSSI lesson plan online resource.

The workshop evolved from a SCoTENS funded research project 2012-2014 in which UCC, St. Patricks College and University of Stranmillis are partners. In the research study Susan Marron, St. Patrick’s College, examined ‘Addressing Fundamental Movement Skill Provision in Physical Education Courses by Primary Teacher Educator Providers in the Republic of Ireland.’ There is now a ‘Fundamental Movement Skills hub’ where workshops are being organised in Cork, Dublin and Belfast. This is the second workshop to be held.

The Dublin workshop was delivered by Dr. Deborah Tannehill. Deborah was a teaching faculty member of the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences University of Limerick from 2005-2013 and was co-director of the PE PAYS Research Centre at the University of Limerick. Deborah has widely published. She recently co-wrote a book with Ann MacPhail, Ger Halbert and Frances Murphy entitled ‘Research and Practice in Physical Education.’

The workshop notes are available in the Members Section!




Sean Delaney, radio presenter of Inside Education on 103.2 Dublin City FM, speaks to Dr. Deborah Tannehill, Emeritus Faculty UL on the topic of Fundamental Movement in Physical Education which she is presenting at this event. Here is a link to the programme which aired 28th October 2014. Deborah’s piece begins around 20 minutes into the programme.


Communities of Practice (CoP) Workshops

At various times throughout the year our regional CoPs, in partnership with the PDST, hold interesting and fun workshops which aim to to develop teachers’ knowledge and skills in primary Physical Education. To find out more about upcoming workshops happening in your part of the country, click on the relevant region below.

EUPEA – European Physical Education Association

Click here to view doc which will be presented at the EUPEA conference in Milan, Italy in October. Keep an eye on their website: http://www.eupea.com/ for more details.

Teaching Channel – Combine Academics and Dance with 4 Basic Moves

Create a dance with 4 shapes linked to Science. Enjoy watching this Dance video clip and there are others too to be viewed if you enjoy this one – click here.

Co-operative Sports Day Activities Workshop – Photo Story