physicaleducation50Welcome to the PE Department

Course Information

The aim of the Physical Education Programme in Key Stage 4 is to provide opportunities to participate in physical activities conducive to a healthy lifestyle. Pupils will also be required to undertake different roles other than a performer such as leader, coach, organiser, scorer, referee, judge, choreographer or manager.

Pupils will have varied option choices throughout Years 9-11 in activities such as Football, Netball, Dance, Swimming, Orienteering, Athletics, Rugby, Hockey and many more. In Year 10 pupils will have the opportunity to do the Sports Leaders Award, which involves coaching and developing younger pupils at our local primary schools. They will also then organise a TOP LINK sports event for all Year 6 pupils coming up to Salendine Nook. Year 10 pupils can also sign up to participate in Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Activities take place within and outside of school.

In Year 11, successful Sports Leaders can apply to join our famous and successful Sports Academy. Our Sports Academy organises and leads various sports clubs and teams throughout the school. There are also other vocational qualifications on offer which include Lifesaving Levels 1 & 2 and refereeing.

Sports Fixtures


Monday 16th November 2015

   Year 8 Football

          SNHS VS Kirkburton (Girls)

Wednesday 18th November 2015 

     U14 - Badminton Tournament At New College



Huddersfield Schools Netball Tournament

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The Year 11 girls won the Huddersfield Schools Netball Tournament for the second year running. They were unbeaten in all tournament and played exceptionally well.

They have also had a fabulous unbeaten start in the Huddersfield Schools Netball  League.

Congratulations to all the girls!






Morocco Trip

DSC 03011In the summer holidays 4 staff took 22 pupils to Morocco for 2 weeks. It was the first time that pupils from Salendine Nook have undertaken such a trip but everyone had a fantastic time and learned a lot about themselves. Their first night was spent in the vibrant and colourful city of Marrakech where they had to purchase a local mobile phone and provisions for the next phase of the trip; a walking expedition in the High Atlas mountains where they would climb Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa.

The next morning they set off to the Berber village of Aroumd and from here they walked to the basecamp in the Atlas mountains where they camped for 3 nights whilst trekking. The highlight of this phase of the trip was the ascent of Mount Toubkal which stands at over 4,000 metres above sea level. Despite meeting groups of trekkers who warned them about the tough ascent everyone made it to the summit with relative ease, although one or two pupils did suffer from the effects of being at altitude.

Read more: Morocco Trip

Swimming Competition

On Saturday 17th October SNHS entered an English Schools Swimming Championship at Huddersfield Leisure Centre. The afternoon involved a year 7/8 team of boys, year 7/8 team of girls and a year 9 team of girls competing in both 50m Medley Relays and 50m Freestyle Relays. All the swimmers demonstrated a high level of technical skill and gave 100% effort and determination. The boys were awarded bronze medals for both relays. Behaviour was exemplary and the afternoon was enjoyed by all. A special mention has to go to Emma Cable for her role as assistant team manager looking after the team and keeping motivation levels high.

SNHS Swim Team – English Schools 2015/16

Sam Nicholson 7G, Tayla Nettleton 7G, Evie Wilford 7G, Matthew Sale 7B

Louis Wood 8A, William Firth 8C, Catherine Porter 8D, Bethan Shaw 8D

Natalie Field 9B, Natalie Sale 9A, Molly Nicholson 9H, Megan Field 9H

Eden’s Forest

Eden PicAs part of the Year 7 Transition process we would like to take the students on a year 7 Team building day at Eden’s Forest in Lepton ( Town End Lane, Lepton, Huddersfield HD8 0NA).  Forms A-E will attend on Monday 14th September and forms F-K on Tuesday 15th September.   Please print off the attached letter if you did not manage to get one from the induction day. Click here to view the Eden Forest Letter

West Yorkshire School Games Competition

IMG 7161Our New Aged Kurling Team won the West Yorkshire School GamesIMG 7159 Competition on Tuesday 7th July at Beckett Park, Leeds.  They beat 10 other qualifying teams to the title!
Team – Jessica Beighton Y10, Katie Battye Y10, Aiden McCabe Y10 and Ahmar Javaid Y7.


Huddersfield Hotshots Winners

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Nine pupils from the Huddersfield Hotshots won the ‘Kirklees Schools Cheerleading Competition’ at The Zone on Wednesday 17th June. The competition involved schools competing across Kirklees with a Pom dance routine. The girls are now through to the West Yorkshire School Games on Tuesday 7th July. A massive thank you to Amelia-Joe Lee and Verity for all their hard work and commitment. Well done girls.

 Click here to look at a few more photos



Huddersfield Hotshots

Achieved 2nd place at the National Schools Cheerleading Competition

Read more: Huddersfield Hotshots

Football Trip

JF Barcelona 15 SmallOver half term 35 year 8 boys went to Barcelona for a week long football trip. The boys competed in a tournament, played 2 games against local Spanish opposition and enjoyed various activities such as the waterpark, disco and days at the beach. Throughout the trip the boys represented the school exceptionally well showing good manners, behaviour and respect for others. The players of the tour were Ben Mellor 8C and Niall Gallagher 8F and they were accompanied by Mr Flaherty, Mr Cooney, Mr Saville, Mr Illingworth and Mr Jarvis. Roll on 2017!!

Junior Boys 1500m champion

ICAM0007Hakan Dalbal is the West Yorkshire Junior Boys 1500m champion, he ran a very good tactical race and timed his finish to perfection, winning by some distance.’

This was sent from the Kirklees schools athletics manager after Hakan represented Kirklees in the West Yorkshire Schools championships. Fantastic achievement for Hakan from year 9 who won with a time of 4 mins 30 which is also a new school record.

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