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Our committee meetings

Each month we have had our meeting of our Active committee.

October Meeting: We decided what our running challenge would be for the year. This involved coming up with the idea of run around Europe. We decided how it would work and what each lap was going to count for. We also decided when we would begin our running and when each class would have an allocated time to do their running.

November meeting:  This month we decided that we would work with the healthy eating committee to link our slogan with an all over healthy slogan.

Our Active Flag School Slogan

This year the school worked in partnership with the healthy school committee and decided to link their slogans together. The children all had the opportunity to think of a slogan that they thought was the best to fit in with our new found healthiness. Each child gave at least one idea. All the teachers worked together to see what one fitted best with our school and the achievements that we wanted to make this year. Finally after much debating we decided that our school slogan would be

‘Eat healthy day and night keep your future looking bright’


Our 10@10 contribution

This year we decided to part-take in the Operation transformation 10@10. As part of our 10@10 we decided to do a skipathon. Unfortunately this was on t eh same time as our 3rd-6th classes went swimming so they did it at a later time in the day but got their 10@10 done in the swimming pool. All the junior classes (juniors-2nd) went to the yard at 10 and they spent the whole ten minutes skipping. Some children were learning for the first time to skip and some people were so good that they could even do some tricks with the rope.

Our Bizzy breaks get us moving

This year we have all being using gonoodle within our classes. This has proven to be a popular activity among all the children. Gonoodle is a programme that allows us to have some extra movement in our classroom. From doing exercises to dancing all children get a chance to get moving for 5 minutes during class time breaks. As well as this if we have had a day where we have had to stay in because it is raining then we get some extra time to have a busy break because we might not have been outside yet that day. It is such a good idea and we all love it.

Ahane hits The Great Limerick Run

This year Ahane N.S hit The Great Limerick Run with force as we had a huge turn out of 72 children in UL in Limerick on the 29th April. All the hard work with our 'run around Europe' certainly paid off as many of the children achieved personal successes on the day. Joseph Monaghan in 1st class took part in the wheelchair race and managed to come first over all. Dara Kennedy in 5th class was second home in his race and was teh first boy to claim victory.


Juniors, seniors, 1st and 2nd had th opportunity of starting to learn golf this year. Each Tuesday for 6 weeks we got to have a 35 minute session with a qualified golf coach. We learnt lots of new skills such as putting and pitching as well as lots more skills that we had never tried before. We had to try and hit the ball through and to different targets that were worth different points and each week we had to challenge ourselves more. We learnt how to keep our score on different holes. We tried different pars working our way through a par 3 hole to a par 5 hole.

Athletics Blitz in UL

3rd, 4th and 5th classes were given the opportunity to take part in an athletics programme in UL which was linked with Limerick Sports Partnership. All the classes that were taking part went training in UL sports hall for 6 weeks. The athletics coaches taught us loads of different activities such as; chest pass, javelin throw, long jump, triple jump and much more. After the 6 weeks of training we got the opportunity to take part in a blitz in UL with about 600 other children. All of us were put into teams based on our class groups. Each team took part in different events.


We started swimming in January. We had three buses to take children from 3rd-6th class to UL sports arena for 10weeks. Everyone was put into suitable groups based on ability and previous experience. People learned lots of news skills such as swimming the back-stroke, learning to swim in the deep end and also learning life-saving skills. At the end of the ten weeks we were assessed for our PAWS certificates based on what skills we had learnt and how well we were able to perform them.


By Emma Cross and Tadhg Dillon


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Safe Cycle Programme

On the 3rd of May 5th and 6th class took part in the Garda Safe Cycling Programme. Two Garda came in to the school after lunch ato teach us about bicycle safety. Their names were Tony and Owen (who was a local guard from Castleconnell Garda Station). First they showed the class a powerpoint explaining the basics of a bike including the different parts. After that we went outside to do different obstacles. These included trying to get our bikes around tight turns and maneuvering our bikes between cones.  It was really fun and we learnt a lot.

Our Active Flag school board

When we began our journey to get an active flag this year we started creating our Active Flag notice board. Our Active Committee decided what was important to keep our school informed about. The main part of our board is our Run Around Europe map. This lets all the boys and girls in the school see exactly how far they have travelled and everybody can see who is winning. Also taking pride of place on out board is our achievers from our school. Many of our boys and girls in this school partake in events and activities outside of school.