IPPEA 2016 Conference News

A date for your diary: The IPPEA 2016 conference will be held in the Mardyke Arena UCC, Cork on Saturday 5th March 2016-more details later.

Creative Tales Dance Workshop and viewing of THE WOLF AND PETER Performance

We would be delighted to have IPPEA members sign up for this IPPEA/St. Patrick’s College Creative Tales dance workshop based on the CoisCéim performance of THE WOLF AND PETER in the evening. See details on the two page flyer below. NO DANCE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Creative-Dance-Tales-pic



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Information coming shortly on CREATIVE DANCE TALES the IPPEA / St. Patrick’s College teacher workshop and preview of THE WOLF AND PETER Dance performance by CoisCeim

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Motivation at the start of a new school year: Listen to this brief and thought provoking TED Talk

Supporting Physical Education & Activity in Primary Schools Information: Seminar organised by South Dublin Sports Partnership

Primary Schools Seminar Flyer

Tuesday 22 September 4-7pm City West Hotel

Format: Short Presentations and  Information Stands from Sports Governing Bodies

This event coincides with the European Week of Sport (EWoS) and the Irish Sports Council is an event partner.Attendance is FREE but places are limited and people are asked to register their place at https://primaryschoolssportsseminar.eventbrite.ie

Dance Resource Recommendation for 2015-2016 Physical Education Lessons

I purchased the ‘Complete Guide to Primary Dance’ by Lyn Paine (2014). National Dance Teachers Association at the beginning of the summer £29.49 from http://www.humankinetics.com

Having read the book this week and viewed the web resource with video demonstrations, fantastic teacher resources, units of work and warm-ups ideas,  I would recommend dipping in to it. There are meaningful cross curricular topics to adapt and explore dance movement in physical education lessons.

Please email the contact  IPPEA address to let us know what you think if you get to read the book and try out the material during the next school year.

Reviewer: Susan Marron

The IPPEA committee wish you a happy and energetic return to school.

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Sign up for the EUPEA newsletter this summer and happy PE reading during the holidays

Interesting Summer Reading

Click Here to sign up for the European Physical Education Association Newsletter. Happy reading during the summer holidays and have a fun, healthy and active holiday from the IPPEA.

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Student Teacher Workshop March 2015 Summary

Strategies for improving student behaviour in physical education

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Liam Clohessy Chairperson IPPEA, Richard Bowles, Donneta Cothran and Deirdre Ni Chroinin

Donneta Cothran with Student Teachers

Donneta Cothran with Student Teachers

The IPPEA in conjunction with the Department of Arts Education and Physical Education in Mary Immaculate College were delighted to host Dr. Donneta Cothran for a workshop on the topic of behaviour management in PE.  Dr. Cothran is professor and associate chair kinesiology at Indiana University USA and has published widely in the field of physical education.  This workshop provided the student teachers with practical strategies and activities on how to teach social skills, resolution skills and anger management through the medium of physical education.   Dr. Cothran’s excellent presentation along with practical activities and resources from the workshop are now available for downloading in the member’s area.

IPPEA CONFERENCE 2015 Thinking and Moving Outside the Box


The Irish Primary Physical Education Association (IPPEA) 12th annual conference was held at The Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone on Saturday February 28th 2015. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Thinking and Moving Outside the Box’. The conference provided teachers with an opportunity to experience and enjoy a variety of alternative activities which can contribute to a broad, balanced and active physical education programme. Workshops offered included: Yoga, gymnastics on the grass, american spikeball, moving with apps, physical activity breaks, biking for schools, water play (aquatics) and golf for schoolsNotes on all of the workshops are available in the members section of the website.

A massive thank you to everyone who attended and supported the conference. Teachers from across Ireland came out in force for this fun filled day. Check out our photo story to give you a flavour of the activities and to see some of your colleagues in action. We look forward to seeing you all at our 2016 conference for more fun and games!

CLICK HERE to check out photographs from the IPPEA Conference 2015 Thinking and Moving Outside the Box