Active School Flag

 

 OPERATION TRANSFORMATION

We are taking part in Operation Transformation in School this year. We will be following the leaders as they achieve their goals each week and maybe making goals for ourselves.

To support these leaders and have our own Operation Transformation, every class we will take part in 10 @ 10. Each class will have an ‘Active Break’ for 10 minutes to take part, it does not have to be at 10 am every morning, but a time that fits into each classes  routine. Our Committee members will be around to each class on the Monday of each week to remind each class to take part for the week. We will be starting on Monday 15th January and continuing for duration of Operation Transformation. If you would like to follow at home, the link is below.

READY, SET, GO!

https://www.rte.ie/lifestyle/living/2017/0201/849300-operation-transformation-karl-henry-s-10-at-10-on-february-10th/

We have been Super Athletes in Ms. Bardon’s Senior Infants. We love being a part of our community and joining activities like Majorettes.

We are also great at being Active in our classrooms. On Monday’s we make sure to be a little more active though and we do things like GoNoodle, 10@10 and Brain Breaks throughout the day. Check out some of our Cool Moves!

Over the course of the year we have been and will continue to implement and trial new ways to be active in and out of school. Movement Mondays – Every Monday the teachers give Movement Homework as part of their classes homework, this could be going for walk with someone, cycling your bike for 5-10 minutes or even playing Simon Say’s. Being active in school and at home are great ways to become aware of all the ways we can be active through all the sports and games that we like to play.

We will be organising an Active School Week in the new year along with following our local Marathon Runner Mary Hickey as she takes on a massive challenge with her Lap of the Map, where she is going to run the coast of Ireland to raise awareness and funds for the RNLI. We plan to follow Mary on her Lap of the Map in school, and see if we can keep up with her speed. Best of Luck Mary!

More Schools, More Active, More Often- this is what we aim to achieve by the end of the year. Joining more schools in being active in our daily school and home life more often

The Active School Flag will be awarded to schools that:

  • Adhere to DES guidelines regarding PE timetable provision for all students.
  • Teach a broad and balanced PE curriculum.
  • Inform and invite the whole school community to participate in the ASF process.
  • Self-evaluate current provision in terms of PE, Physical Activity and Partnerships.
  • Plan, implement and monitor improvements for each of the aforementioned areas.
  • Organise an ‘Active School Week’ as part of the annual school calendar.

The Active School Flag is a Department of Education and Skills initiative which recognises schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community, by awarding them with the Active School Flag (ASF).

The programme encourages all schools to evaluate their current provision of P.E. and extracurricular sports activities for the children and increases parents’ awareness of facilities, teams and clubs in our area. This is a non-competitive initiative highlighting the importance of physical activity in and sport in schools and communities in which they are based.

Our school decided in September 2017 that we would try for the Active School Flag this year. We have been improving all areas of P.E gradually and feel that this year, we are in the final process. We know that there is still a lot of hard work to be done, but we are up for the challenge. Our first task was to set up an Active School Committee of Teachers. We are very excited about all the new activities and initiatives that will be coming on stream over the coming weeks and months.