Sports & Physical Education
Swimming takes place in the Monkstown Pool and Leisure Centre during school hours. Instruction from qualified coaches begins in Junior Infants and continues to Sixth Class.
Boys from First Class up to Sixth Class take part in school rugby. For the younger boys this means training during the week and Saturday mornings. For the older boys, friendly matches and blitzes are arranged against other schools and the boys enjoy proudly representing their school in a fun way. The Saturday morning training also involves lots of Dads imparting their knowledge to the boys and it's not clear who enjoys the coaching more, the boys or the Dads!
Soccer coaching takes place each week and the school takes part in the AIJS (Association of Independent Junior Schools) annual league. Summer Soccer League takes place once the rugby season has finished and it includes boys from Second Class to Sixth Class. The end of the soccer season sees Monkstown Park meeting tough competition in a game against another school - wearing the special school soccer jersey!
The boys on the Monkstown Park Junior School Tennis Team represent the school each year in the TRETORN Leinster Primary Schools League.
House Team Champions' Shield
The house teams Packenham, Knapton, Mounttown and Carrickbrennan battle it out each year for the Champions' Shield. The boys join a house team in Second Class and stay on that team until the end of Sixth Class. Each house team has a mix of Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Class boys and brothers are always kept on the same house team! There are many events, sporting and non-sporting, over the course of the school year where the reams can accumulate points. These include Talent Spots at Assembly, the Annual Conker Competition, the Christmas Quiz, the Swimming Gala, Art Competitions, House Posters and, finally, the last chance to win house points is always on school Sports Day!
Cycling Safety Classes
The boys from Fifth Class take a course of six cycling safety classes from Cycling Safety School. They partake in all aspects of safety including using helmets and learning road signs. They are awarded with certificates on completion of training.
The Parade of Flags in Dún Laoghaire and the 5K Community Walk in Kilbogget Park are two local events that the school recently participated in. The boys (and their families) are very proud to take part in these fun events while representing their school.