PE

At Palmers Green High School, we aim to empower our pupils to improve their knowledge, skills and understanding of a wide range of physical activities in different and challenging settings. The PE department is committed to offering girls the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of curricular and extra-curricular sport, in the hope that the enjoyment of physical activity will continue into adulthood. At our School, girls excel in a wide range of sports, due in part to the excellent facilities available to us at The Walker Ground, Southgate and Southbury Leisure Centres.

“Mens sana in corpore sano” translated as “a healthy mind in a healthy body”

attributed to the Roman poet, Juvenal

Curriculum

KS3, Years 7, 8 & 9

Throughout the Autumn and Spring Term pupils participate in Netball, Football, Gymnastics and, for Year 7 only, Swimming. Pupils also undertake a program of Dance. In Year 7 they focus on Rock and Roll and using Props; in Year 8 the theme is conflict and international music; and in Year 9 pupils explore Jazz music and Street Dance styles.
In the Summer Term KS3 pupils pursue a variety of outdoor physical activities including Athletics, Tennis and Rounders.

KS4, Years 10-11

During Years 10 & 11 all girls participate in 1 triple and 1 single lesson a week. Health Related Fitness is taught throughout the year in the single lesson. In the Autumn and Spring terms the girls go to Southbury Leisure Centre where, during their triple lesson, they can opt to take aerobics, badminton, basketball, swimming, volleyball or trampolining. During the summer term the activities move outdoors to The Walker Ground and change to Athletics, Tennis and Rounders.

Extra-Curricular Activities Y7-11

  • Netball Practice / Matches
  • Aerobics Club
  • Football Practice

House Competitions

All girls participate in House Competitions in swimming, netball and athletics which offers girls who do not represent the School the chance to be involved in competitive games. At the end of the year, House points are added together and the winners of the Senior House Sports Shield are announced and celebrated.

Inter School Competitions

PGHS enters teams into the Enfield Netball League, Enfield Borough Athletics League and the Rounders leagues/tournaments. Tennis Fixtures are arranged depending on the ability and strength of the girls