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Physical Education & Dance

Mrs Nicole Paton
Curriculum Leader

Mr Joe Aitken
Physical Education Teacher

Miss Ailsa Gault
Physical Education Teacher

Mr Stewart Sneddon
Physical Education Teacher

Miss Helen Templeton
Curriculum Leader- Friday

The faculty of Physical Education and Dance offer a wide range of opportunities to students from S1 to S6. We have excellent indoor and outdoor facilities and a dedicated staff who are committed to providing the best possible experience for all learners. 

In S1 and S2, you will come to Core Physical Education 2 periods per week. 

In S3, everyone will continue to do Core PE and you can also choose an additional 3 periods per week.

The faculty offers a wide range of courses to senior phase students including National 4 to Higher PE, National 5 and Higher Dance, PE Leadership and Personal Development National Progression Awards.


S1-3 (Broad General Education)

In S1-3, through a variety of activities, you will develop the following:

  • Physical Competencies like balance and control, coordination and fluency, rhythm and timing
  • Cognitive Skills like decision making, problem solving and creativity
  • Personal Qualities like decision-making, problem solving and creativity
  • Personal Qualities like speed, stamina, strength and flexibility

Senior Phase

Please click on the links below to view senior phase options.

Physical Education Dress Code

A change of clothing is required for PE. The following are necessary for health and safety reasons, and your co-operation is requested to ensure that pupils are equipped to participate in lessons.

T-shirt or sweatshirt

Shorts, joggers or leggings

Suitable trainers or gym shoes

Football boots can be worn for use on the 4G pitch (these are not compulsory)

For swimming – trunks, shorts, or one-piece swimming costume suitable for school.

Please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled, particularly ties, sweatshirts and PE equipment which are often lost. Please also help us by ensuring that students do not bring valuable or expensive items of clothing to school.

If you have any queries regarding PE dress code, please contact the department or the school office.