Physical Education and Sports

Physical Education and Sports at GEMS Jumeirah Primary School

Physical Education and Sports are central to the educational programme at GEMS Jumeirah Primary School. We seek to educate the whole child, and Physical Education forms an integral part of the whole school curriculum. It allows students to develop physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively. They learn to work as part of a team, to recognise the abilities of others and to have an enjoyable learning experience. Physical Education at GEMS Jumeirah Primary School aims to help children to:

  • Develop confidence and ability in a range of physical skills and activities in an exciting, safe and enjoyable environment
  • Learn to co-operate and work with others in group and team situations 
  • Gain an understanding of the role that Physical Education has on their health, well-being and lifestyle 
  • Develop an understanding of fair play and to accept winning and defeat with equal dignity 
  • Promote sports and activity as a healthy and enjoyable past time and encourage participation in physical activity outside of school

The Physical Education department is very well resourced and the school’s facilities include a shaded 25 - metre swimming pool, an infant learning pool, an astro-turf all weather pitch, tennis and netball courts, a large indoor gymnasium and a large additional indoor sports hall.

 The Physical Education Department comprises of the highly qualified staff:

  • Ms Ruth Brown- Head of PE Department  
  • Mrs Deborah McCoy – Assistant Head of PE and Head of Girls Sport
  • Mr Jacques Isabelle – Assistant Head of PE and Head of Boys Sports
  • Mr David Campbell - PE Teacher
  • Ms Alana Clark - PE Teacher
  • Mr Harry Hughes - PE Teacher
  • Ms Aileen Barr – Specialist PE Teaching Assistant

Physical Education fits well into the whole structure of sport at GEMS Jumeirah Primary School, providing foundations and confidence for children to pursue their chosen sports through the extensive After-School Activities (ASA) Programme.  This includes a wide range of sports ASA’s which are open to all, and also a wide range of competitive sports squads.  Children in the squads will compete with other schools from across the region.