As you know, Scoil Mhuire provides for the Aquatics Strand of the Primary Physical Education Curriculum by facilitating swimming lessons in Leisureland, Salthill each year. This involves the provision of swimming lessons to senior classes and their conveyance to and from the swimming pool. Normally lessons are provided from 3rd to 5th Class but due to the Covid Pandemic a number of classes have missed this opportunity. This year we will begin with 6th class who will commence lessons on Thursday, 8th September. 5th Class will have lessons starting in November and 4th Class will have lessons starting in January 2023.
As Aquatics is a Strand of the Primary Physical Education Curriculum, it is not optional, therefore, it is the policy of Scoil Mhuire that all children in 6th Class should attend swimming lessons, unless a medical condition precludes them from doing so. The school is aware that the provision of swimming lessons represents a considerable cost to parents/guardians, but we have made every effort to keep the cost to the absolute minimum possible and the overall price offers excellent value. This cost is unavoidable, as the school has no option but to rent the swimming pool in Leisureland, hire qualified swimming coaches and convey the children to and from the pool by bus.