Active School Flag
We are very proud of our blue “Active School” flag that flies outside our school.
We received our Active Flag in 2014.
Our main objective as a school in achieving Active School status was that all of the children in our school have fun and develop friendships while engaging in physical activity on a regular basis. We want our active children to have healthy minds and bodies.
In September 2013, an Active School Committee was established and worked tirelessly to monitor our activeness. It turned out that they had a long list of activities to monitor!
We take part in Active Week every year.
We hold sports days in the summer term.
We are delighted that Luke comes every week from Crumlin GAA to mentor our future Croke Park stars.
We hold “Strictly Come Ceilí” every March, following weeks of Irish Dancing Practice.
Every second week our children take part in our “Wake up dancing” initiative. The type of dancing varies from year to year but is always high energy and hugely enjoyable.
We have busy movement breaks in our classrooms.
Every class takes part in 2 PE lessons each week.
We promote walking to school.
We have yard equipment that we use to promote movement at lunchtimes, including; balls, skipping ropes and hula hoops.
We also encourage traditional playground games in the yard with the older students teaching the games to the younger students.
The older girls are involved in basketball competitions encouraging everyone to participate and enjoy themselves!
At afterschool activities the girls from 2nd to 6th class participate in basketball, tennis, badminton and Irish dancing.
5th and 6th class have taken part in tag rugby tournaments with thanks to Solas.
Our Infants and First classes have the opportunity to take up swimming lessons.
In June 2017, every pupil in every class took part in the daily mile challenge, walking 1 mile every single day! Well done us.
Our Active School Committee meet regularly and are a great source of new ideas and initiatives to keep us active and healthy. Watch this page for regular updates of this year’s activities!
Beat the Street
Following our hugely successful “Daily Mile Challenge” that we undertook last June, we continue to strive towards a healthy lifestyle and we have signed up to the “Beat the Street” initiative.
Every journey you make can add to our team’s total!
Help us reach for the stars. Read more about it and register yourself here:
Update. We are very proud of ourselves having finished 4th on the leaderboard. Keep up the walking.
The Active Flag committee are teaching new playground games to the boys and girls every month.
For September, we learned "Switch" and "Ro Sham Bo". The older girls are teaching the younger classes how to play.
In December "What time is it Mr. Wolf?" and "Crocodile crocodile can we cross" were played.
They are currently learning the playground games "Sharky Sharky" and "Sea, ship, shore"
National Fitness Day
Our Junior Infants took part in a "Bootcamp" for National Fitness Day. They worked really well in their teams and had lots of fun!
Fundamental Movement Skills