Our Active Fairy trail is finished!

After an incredible amount of work by our Active Committee and St Marys Secondary school our Active Fairy Trail is up and running. Check out our homepage to see our Fairy trail fairies and all the activities to go along with it. We are super proud of it and everyone that got involved. Thank you all so much!!!


Check out our fairies favourite exercises!

Beautiful response to our Active fairy trail by Ms. Kavanagh’s class.

Creating our Active Fairy Trail

The Active School Committee and the 2nd Year St. Mary’s Secondary School were busy working on our Active Fairy trail this week. The children and the St Marys Girls were creating characters for each fairy door and came up with some amazing ideas. Watch this space for the GAA Fairy, Soccer Fairy, Rainbow Fairy and many, many more. Next week the two teams will join together again to go on an active walk to see what trees we will use for our fairy doors. We will then hand the reins over to the Art club and the Creative schools committee in St Marys to bring our fairy doors to life. We are so excited!!!

We are loving our schools working together to create something beautiful.


Rainy Day Active breaks are sorted with this beautiful addition to our school corridors.

Playground Leaders

Watch out everyone, our Playground Leaders are going to make you Active Active Active. Spot the boys and girls wearing bands around their arms. They will be setting up stations every little break to increase our physical activity.  Let’s Get Moving!!!

Each class has their own Play Rugby bag from collecting stickers for Aldi filled with sports equipment for the yard. Each playground leader drops it to the next class daily.

Our 5 Active Stations 

1. Skipping ropes

2. hopscotch

3. Soccer shoot

4. Donkey Pass

5. Duck Duck Goose

Each class uses the equipment on rotation daily. Ask your playground leaders for some help!

Our Active School Committee getting taught playground games to share with the other boys and girls at little break!

Our wonderful St Mary’s girls bringing our Active Committee into their gym to teach them some playground games. Thank you so much girls!!

Run a day Challenge

February 2020

We commit to a run a day challenge! Our school thoroughly enjoyed getting out for our run a day challenge in February. Even on wet days we were seen running a mile.

5 laps of our yard is equal to 1 mile. We used our trundle wheel to measure the distance.

The boys and girls warming up before running their daily mile. Warming up our bodies is very important!

The rain won’t stop us running our mile!


Our Active Fairy Trail

Our local Men’s Shed, St Mary’s Secondary School,  Art Club and our Active School Committee are busy helping us create our Active Fairy Trail between our two building. We are busy planning and creating Active fairies for each door.
Check out some of the ideas we have come up with so far. We are excited for all the boys and girls and Mammy’s and Daddy’s to get more active moving around our school.

We are committing to an Active Break EVERY DAY!

We can not wait to get involved with the Active Break challenge. We are excited to run, dance and exercise our way into December. Keep an eye on this page.

The children are currently committing to an active break this school year too 2020 – Check out our Facebook page

Nov 2019

Some image from our Active Break a day challenge

Our Playgrounds are super busy and beautifully decorated with lots of fun activities !

Check out our mini Active walkway.  A new addition to our school since 2018. Its great for warming up before PE.

We love sharing our soccer zone every little break



We were busy during the Autumn going on all our lovely nature trails. We found lots of interesting autumn things walking between our buildings.

The rain won’t stop us!



Lets Dance!! drop  everything and dance during art and our dress up day for halloween

Click on the link to watch one of our superstar dancers in action!



The Active Elf

Our school was taken over by the Active Elf who came with scroll in hand filled with Christmas exercises for us all to do. It was so much fun!!!!

Our incredible teachers, children and local community raised an amazing amount of money for our school by getting active with the Cycle Cinema. It was a long tiring evening for our teachers but the children loved watching their movie on the big screen in St Mary’s PE hall.


Seachtain na Gaeilge is always an Active Week in the school. We learned the Haka as gaeilge and loved trying out Irish dancing.

We were so honoured when our local celebrity Mary Nolan Hickey came in to talk to the children all about her accomplishments and how walking and running can be so much fun. Mary raised over €60,000 for the RNLI and she completed her lap of the map. We are so proud of you Mary