Active School Flag!
Active School Committee!
We selected some of our our Active School Committee at the beginning of the Active School process. The committee is responsible for explaining new initiatives to the school at assemblies, tidying the Equipment Room daily, delivering messages to their classes, putting out yard equipment each day, reading, discussing and responding to suggestions in the Suggestions Box, attending meetings and discussing ongoing issues and plans. They are doing great work! We decided to keep the same committee for the duration of our Active School Flag journey. This journey was extended unexpectedly due to Covid 19. 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 month 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 are receiving comments and suggestions almost every day. We reply individually to each comment. We address the whole school at Assembly at least once a month.
Active Stars Noticeboard!
We created our Active Stars Noticeboard in January 2019. Our Active School Committee explained to everyone at Assembly that we would like children to tell Mrs. Lane if they have achieved something in sport outside school hours, Mrs. Lane will invite the child to share her achievement with the whole school at Assembly. We then take the child's photo and put it on our Active Stars Noticeboard.We update the noticeboard regularly.
Our School Slogan and Logo!
In February 2019, we asked the children in the school to create a slogan and logo especially for Our Lady's ! 5th Class designed posters and hung them all over the school and the Active School Committee told the children all about the competition at Assembly. Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st Class opted to participate in the logo competition only while 2nd-6th Classes participated in both slogan and logo competitions. We then had a whole-school vote. All children and staff voted!The winning slogan created by two 3rd Class girls was 'Be active, be cool, not only at school' and the logo designed by a child in Senior Infants was a lovely drawing of three children skipping.
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. In fact, this is the first time that students in our school created any type of newsletter! The students did all of the planning, design and writing themselves. They were keen to ensure that this newsletter woulkd be enjoyed by all of our school community. They ensured that there was something in the newsletter for everyone, including the youngest children in the school! Every child in the school was given a copy of the newsletter!
Active School Club Directory
In May 2019, another group of students in 5th Class created an Active School Club Directory for our school. They met to plan the newsletter and created a questionnaire which they then gave to the senior classes in the school. They decided that they would like reviews to be included in the directory too.There was a lot of hard work-finding contact details of clubs online, typing, editing, designing the cover etc. but the girls are very proud of the finished product. 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 on the first page of the website!
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 Stars Noticeboard Updated!
We update our Active Stars Noticeboard as often as we can, at least 3 times a year!The children are learning that it is very cool to be active and that activities like walking are great for our physical health and well-being!
Active School Committee Continue their Great Work!
Our hardworking committee, now in their second year, having their monthly meeting. Clare is the Chairperson , Thea the secretary and Jayda and Amy, the timekeepers. As you can see below, Thea did a great job keeping minutes at each meeting and the girls discussed very important business at each meeting. These girls distribute and collect yard equipment every single day. They recorded active breaks on the Active Break Challenge Chart and running on the Run a Mile Challenge Chart! The 5th Class girls tidy the Equipment Room daily and pump balls for us! Our Junior Active School Committee from Junior and Senior Infants, on the right, are a little young to attend meetings but they also distribute and collect yard equipment.
Active School Calendar Event- Christmas 2019
We had a fun active Christmas event in the hall on December 19th, 2019. 5th Class loved preparing this event and as you can see, the children had a great time! Look at out Halloween Active Event under the Physical Activity tab!
Active Stars October 2020!
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.
2022: Coming Soon! Our Permanent Active School Flag !
Soon, we will have our permanent flag hanging on the wall outside the school!