Our playground leaders are working hard on yard at breaktimes! 5th and 6th class pupils have volunteered to take on the role of playground leader. A rota is set up for these pupils and each week, junior infants to 2nd class will be taught a new playground game by the leaders in the front yard, and 3rd to 6th class pupils can participate in games taught by the leaders on the pitch. It's a great way to work as a team and enjoy learning some new games together!
Thanks to Gusserane GAA for organising coaching sessions for our school each week. Our students are learning lots of new skills for both football and hurling.
All the classes had lots of fun incorporating active games into maths week 2018!
We incorporated lots of activity into Friendship Week this year! We engaged in lots of co-operative activities and on the final day, we had a rainbow run on the school pitch!
All of the classes participated in the PAWS programme, which teaches us how to be safe around water in homes, farms and beaches.
Active Schools Committee
Meet our Active Schools Committee for 2018-2019! Thanks to all the pupils, past and present, for all of their hard work on the committee.
The Active School Flag is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community.
We achieved our first Active School Flag in May 2016. Pupils, teachers, parents and the whole community worked hard to achieve our ASF status.
In our school, we select a new ASF committee consisting of eight pupils from 3rd- 6th class each year. The ASF committee are responsible for several activities such as collecting and distributing P.E equipment and leading the school in morning exercises.
Our pupils participate in many activities both in and outside of school. During the school year, we invite coaches into our school to demonstrate various skills to pupils. These include G.A.A, rugby and basketball coaches. Pupils from 3rd to 6th class attend swimming lessons for 6 weeks during the school year. We also hold an annual Active School Week. The children are involved in tournaments in school such as the Rackard League, Mini 7’s, Rounders and Soccer Blitzes.