Active School Flag!
After over 2 years of improving our Active Programme in our school, we were very proud to be awarded our Active School Flag in 2021! As our Irish climate is not very kind to our flag, we have a permanent plaque on our school wall that reminds us of this fantastic achievement. More importantly, we continue to sustain the changes that we made and introduce even more improvements year on year. One such improvement is the introduction of Friday Active Dance Yard in 2022. On these pages, you will learn about what to be an Active School actually means!
Active School Committee!
We started our Active School journey back in 2018. The above photos are of our 2019-20 and 2023-24 Active School Committees. The committee is responsible for explaining new initiatives to the school at assemblies, tidying the Equipment Room weekly, delivering messages to classes, putting out yard equipment each day, pumping balls, setting up our Friday Yard Music each week, attending meetings and discussing ongoing issues and plans. They do great work! We select a new Active Committee each year and try to give as many pupils as possible an opportunity to be on it. Ms. O'Neill and Ms. Macken are the Active School Coordinators in our school.
Active School Noticeboard!
We created our Active Schools Noticeboard in November 2018. Each term we update it. We keep everyone up to date on what is happening in P.E., after school sports and physical activity. Our Suggestions Folder is attached to this board and we encourage the children to put suggestions in it. We regularly address the whole school at Assembly.
Active Stars Noticeboard!
We created our Active Stars Noticeboard in January 2019. Our Active School Committee explains to everyone at Assembly each year that we would like children to tell their class teachers if they are active outside school hours. The children and their parents are invited to provide a photograph of the child being active or the class teacher can take a photo of the child in school with their boxing gloves, horse-riding rosette etc. which is then put on our Active Stars Noticeboard.We update the noticeboard regularly. The children learn over time that it is very cool to be active!
Our School Slogan and Logo!
Our school logo and slogan, voted on by all children in the school in 2019 is 'Be active, be cool, not only at school' . We hope to update our logo and slogan in 2024.
Our Lady's First Ever Active School Newsletter!
In May 2019, some students in 5th Class worked together to create our school's first ever Active School Newsletter.
Active School Club Directory
In May 2019, another group of students in 5th Class created an Active School Club Directory for our school. Any parents looking for information about active clubs in our area may get a copy of our Active Club Directory from the office or view it above!
Active School Rap - Fitness 4 #Life!
In June 2019, a third group of students in 5th Class created an Active School Rap and performed it for the whole school at Assembly. We think that you'll agree that they did a great job!
Active School Committee Continue their Great Work!
The image in the centre here is of one of our hardworking committees having a meeting. They have a chairperson, secretary and timekeeper timekeepers. The Active Committee also record participation of each class in active breaks and 1 mile runs during our Active Break Challenge and Run a Mile Challenge months!
Active School Calendar Event- Christmas 2019
Junior Block Active Stars!
Delighted to see that the children in Our Lady's continue to be active not only in school, but outside school too! Well done! Check out our new Junior Active Stars noticeboard for the Junior Block in our school.
More Information:For more information on Active School Flag, please visit our Physical Education, Physical Activity, Partnerships and Active School Week pages.