PEAI January 2016 update

latestnewsWelcome all PEAI members


In an effort to keep our valued members up to date on various events taking place across the country, the PEAI have added a monthly update to its members. This is the 4th monthly update and I hope you find some information for your classes, CPD or other areas of interest. If at any stage you have have an event/website/resource which you feel would be useful for distribution, please feel free to send it to . In the meantime, enjoy the topics below.


PEAI President

Brendan O’Malley


Workshop: Athlete Welfare – Belfast

Taking seriously mental health, identity development and transitions across the sport career
Venue: Malone Golf Club, 240 Upper Malone Road, Dunmurry, Belfast BT17 9LB
Date: Monday 8th February 2016

For further information please click here .



Adapted PE Research: Physical Education Teachers and the Inclusion of Students in Post Primary Schools: Experiences, Perspectives and Continuing Professional Development Requirements

Ona McGrath, a researcher in CIT  (in collaboration with UCC), is conducting research in the area of adapted PE across Ireland. It would be great to have some input from PE teachers on this. The information is attached as an attachment.



Get Ireland Active – the National Physical Activity Plan

Thursday saw the launch of the “Get Ireland Active – the National Physical Activity Plan“.

This Plan focuses on different types of actions, some
immediate and some more long-term and sustainable
solutions, which recognise that behaviour change is
complex, challenging and takes time. This does not
merely focus on overcoming deficits but concentrates on
solutions and strengths and reshaping the environment
for physical activity. For more information and to access to a copy, simply click here .



“Its your Move” Operation Transformation and RTE

This year on Operation Transformation we are launching a very special campaign. 80% of Irish teenage girls are not getting the recommended level of physical activity, with some inactive for up to 20 hours a day. To reverse this negative trend and get girls thinking about the importance of physical activity for the physical and mental health this campaign is for teenage girls by teenage girls.

How to get involved: We are asking teenage girls and their PE Teachers in schools across the country check out the video tutorial with Sky One’s Got to Dance Choreographers Raw Edge. Each school can follow and learn the steps and upload videos of them rehearsing and performing the routine. Dances are updated every Monday. We will feature some of these VT uploads in the show. There is no need to register as such. Just simply video your dance and upload it here.

We want to hear from you! This is a great national initiative and one which the PEAI are very much behind. Enjoy!!



PE EXPO 2016

A reminder that the PE Expo 2016 takes place on Friday the 11th of March at Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun.
Apply before the 12th of February to guarantee entry.
Contact for editable application form!


Thats all for now. I hope you all took something from this months update.

Thanks again for your continued support and keep up the great work in PE across the country.


Brendan O Malley