In March 2012 our school has been awarded the Active School Flag.

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We are delighted.

All our hard work has paid off. 

April 29th – May 2nd 2013

Active school week was this week. The whole school walked a ‘Mile with a Smile’ everyday this week. We also had a whole school Mexician Wave this morning and it worked really well. We thank Mrs. Fahey for organising all the activities this week, we really enjoyed them!

About the Active School Flag

 

The Active School Flag was launched by the Department of Education in 2009.

 

It is a non-competitive initiative which seeks to recognise schools (both primary and post primary) that strive to achieve a physically active and physically educated school community.

 

In order to be awarded the Active School Flag schools must:

 

1. Commit to a process of self evaluation in terms of the PE programmes and physical opportunities that they offer

 

2. Plan and implement a series of changes that will enhance PE and extracurricular provision and promote physical activity.

 

The initiative encourages a partnership approach. It empowers schools to become more proactive in approaching groups like National Governing Bodies (NGBs), Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs), the HSE, Education Centres and the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) to help and support them to develop their PE programmes and to promote physical activity

 

Once awarded the Active School Flag remains valid for a period of three years.