Gaa 5 star Flag Award
Ashbourne Educate Together National School was recently awarded the 5 star GAA Flag. Ashbourne is one of only 7 schools in county Meath to be awarded the 5 star flag. It signifies that the school is a centre of excellence for developing Gaelic games in the school. We would like to thank our local GPO Martin Lynch and Moura for all their hard work developing the GAA in the school. We would also like to thank Donaghmore Ashbourne GAA for allowing us to use their facilities on a regular basis. Finally we would also like to thank all the teachers, parents and most importantly students involved in promoting GAA in the school. Without your support this award would not have been possible.
Active Week : Wednesday
Today saw pupils from Siofra’s class acting as sports leaders! They organised a fundamentals skills circuit for our junior and senior infant pupils. In addition to this, we welcomed Club Ash to our school. They demonstrated how to play an inclusive sport floorball, to our pupils from second class to sixth class. Children then got to play floorball for themselves! A massive thank you to Deirdre and Club Ash for supporting our pupils today.
Active Week: Tuesday, Sports Day
The highlight of our Active Week took place on Tuesday 11th of June. This year our sports day consisted of an infant and a senior sports day. All classes participated in stations based on a variety of sporting skills and disciplines. We had a lot of support from local sports clubs and the school community and could have not have ran our sports day without their support. We would like to thank: Donaghmore Ashbourne GAA club; Ashbourne Baseball Club; Killegland AFC; Anne O Meara, Meath Cricket Officer and our parent helpers,who supported us by running stations . Our sports day was followed by sprint finals for children from first class to sixth class.
Some pupils remarked to their teachers:
“It was the best sports day ever…” and “Can we have sports day every day?!” Well done to all staff and pupils for their fantastic effort!
Active Week 2019: Monday
Today saw the launch of our Active Week 2019. An action packed day was planned with soccer and basketball blitzes for our senior pupils and we were delighted to welcome Coolmine Gymnastics Club (www.coolminegym.com) who offered a gymnastics taster to our junior pupils. Our basketball blitz was assisted by coaches from Tara Druids Basketball club (www.nebb.ie/tara-druids) . Congratulations to all pupils who participated so well!
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.