Meadowbrook DLR Swimming Pool
Working in partnership with our local swimming pool! Providing a block of swimming lessons to our school each year from September 2018.
2018-2020: DLSPCCRO | | Leinster Rugby
When we embarked on Active School Flag, we contacted Leinster Rugby, as we wanted to be part of their excellent schools programme. We have participated in this excellent programme during 2018,2019 and 2020. The coach, Emily, has a great rapport with the students and brings out the best in each one of our girls.
We are delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with the GAA which teaches our children Gaelic and camogie skills year after year.
2012-2020: Dublin Primary Schools Mini-Basketball
We intend to continue our partnership with Dublin Primary Schools Mini-Basketball whose philosophy of sport is in keeping with ours. The focus is on maximum participation, enjoyment and inclusion. We're in!
2010-2020: Cycling Safety!
We intend to continue our partnership with 'Cycling Safety' , a company that teaches ten cycling safety lessons in our school each year. We ensure that each class avails of this valuable learning experience during their time in Our Lady's.
2019-2020: Dún-Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership
In February 2019, we had our first meeting with Shane McArdle, Sports Coordinator with Dún Laoghaire Rathdown. Shane gave us lots of great advice and it is great to know that he and all of the team in Sports Partnership will be supporting us throughout the Active School process and beyond. At our first meeting we learned of the 'Daily Mile' event in Marlay Park on May 9th 2019. We will definitely be there!
April 2019-Our Lady's now in Partnership with the F.A.I.!
Our new partnership with the F.A.I. came about as a result of a suggestion in our Suggestions Box. Some children suggested that we start a soccer team in our school and long story, but here we are! Maggie, an F.A.I. Development Officer taught 5th Class the skills of soccer over 6 sessions in 2019, culminating in a fun soccer blitz with another local school.. We are hoping to continue this partnership with the FAI in the future.
2020: Continuing Partnerships with Primary Schools Mini-basketball, GAA and Leinster Rugby!
2020-21: Skipping Workshop in Partnership with DLR Sports Partnership!
Thanks to our partnership with DLR Sports Partnership, Mark and Kevina provided us with a wonderful skipping workshop in October 2020. The girls learned so much and have been practising their new skipping moves at break times ever since.
2020-21: Tag-Rugby back in action with Leinster Rugby!
Emily from Leinster Rugby is back with us in October and November 2020 for 2 blocks of tag-rugby, building walls and keeping us active and learning! Dónal from GAA has also returned to coach 2 blocks of Gaelic football!
Run a Mile Medals and Certificates!
Through our partnership with Dún Laoghaire -Rathdown Sports Partnership, we received fabulous medals and certificates after completing our Run A Mile Challenge in November 2020. It really was the icing on the cake after a wonderful month and a great boost to the children's morale. Some of our younger children were still wearing their medals many days after receiving them!
In Partnership with our Parents Association
At the beginning of our Active School process, we asked if we could have permanent basketball hoops for our hall as the portable hoops were difficult to store away etc. Thank to the Parents Associations in both schools and their hard work fundraising, our wish was finally granted in November 2020. We are delighted with our newly lined basketball court and hoops. This will be wonderful for PE lessons and after-school basketball. Thank you again to both Parents Associations!