Category Archives: Partnerships

The Daily Mile

All our classes from 1st- 6th are being encouraged to partake in ‘The Daily Mile’ this year. Active Flag pupils presented classes with an informative powerpoint highlighting the ten main principles for success. The Daily Mile should take just 15 mins per day and can be done in normal clothing and most weather conditions! Our powerpoint information should be visible below.

For more information take a look at this website: http://thedailymile.ie

 

Active Flag Committee 2018-2019

Here’s a photo of our Active Flag Committee with some new pupil and staff members for the coming school year. The Active Flag Committee will meet once a month. Pupil members of the committee will bring suggestions from their classes, relay news from our meetings to their classes, maintain our PE equipment, help make our yard more active and work on various other initiatives over the course of the year.

Be Active ASAP has kicked off!

Thanks to both teacher and parent volunteers we’re running a six week block of Be Active ASAP for our 1st Classes until the October mid-term. Pupils have been having great fun so far! Sessions will be outside for as long as we can so remember to bring your rain-jackets and water each week along with suitable footwear.

Many thanks to teachers Elaine, Amanda, Marcella, Roisin and Emily and to our parents Carole, Rachel, Karolina and Mateusz for facilitating this for our pupils.

Sign up to play with our local GAA club this week!

Sports Day 2018

Simon and Nicola presenting members of the Active Flag Committee and parent volunteer Lynn with our new croquet equipment!

 

The rain held off on the 20th June for our Sports Day, held in Donaghmore’s fantastic facilities. Simon and Nicola from Croquet Ireland, Anne O’Mara, Meath’s Cricket Development Officer, Gráinne and her team from Killegland AFC and a host of parents and teachers facilitated stations on the day. Thanks to Audrey, the two Traceys, Ruth,Karen and Lynn for all their work on the day along with all the teachers who helped with the set up and David and Michael’s well organised after lunch races. Our parent and family spectators added to the great atmosphere on the day.

Our pupils were taken with the game of croquet- new to most of us! Simon and Nicola patiently explained some basic techniques and very kindly donated a set of croquet equipment to the school so as we can continue to experiment with our newly discovered croquet skills!

Anne had groups batting and will organise cricket’s return to Ashbourne ETNS next September with some coaching sessions culminating in a local blitz which we’re looking forward to.

Killegland AFC supported us as they have done on all our sports days with a fantastic obstacle course and some enjoyable soccer challenges.