ACTIVE WEEK 2019

Our annual Active Week will take place from the 18th of June to the 25th of June. Children will need to wear comfortable runners and tracksuits/leisure wear for the duration.

Tuesday 18th June

Athletics

All day

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Tuesday 18th June

Athletics

 Athletics – classes will do long-distance running (1-3km) to test their endurance!!

All day

Wednesday 19th June

School Sports Day

All day

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Wednesday 19th June

School Sports Day

Spud n' Spoon, Sack Race, 3-legged race, Backwards race and other activities (including a visit from the Ice-cream Man!) The emphasis is on fun and participation.Details of colours & equipment will be given out closer to the day.

All day

thursday 20th june

St. Martin's Club Day

All day

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thursday 20th june

St. Martin's Club Day

 Children wear their St. Martin’s gear (where possible) and bring in their hurl & helmet for a day of Go Games in Muckalee Pitch. There will be prizes for best participants and possibly a guest appearance from a local legend!!!

All day

friday 21st june

Sponsored Walk

9:45am

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friday 21st june

Sponsored Walk

Parents and siblings are more than welcome to join us on our annual 5km walk. Cards will be given out this week.

9:45am

Tuesday 25th june

Muckalee's Fittest Class

All day

P.E. Hall, Yard & Pitch.

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Tuesday 25th june

Muckalee's Fittest Class

To finish off our Active Week, we will be asking class to compete against class for the lowest average time as the pupils must complete our monster obstacle course that spans all areas of our school!!

All day

P.E. Hall, Yard & Pitch.

Our Active School Blog

'Falling Tough!'

As part of our Active Flag, pupils took part in our 'Hanging Tough' challenge. Pupils from 1st class to 6th class were timed as they tried to hold on for as long as they could. Our record was 4:30 mins!!!

Santa run 2018

On the 20th of December, every class went on a jog with their Christmas jumpers and santie hats.

ACTIVE SCHOOL

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Our Mission...

In St. Brendan's N.S., we try in incorporate our Active Flag into all areas of our school life. We believe that a healthy mind and a healthy body are the way forward for our pupils. Every morning we do activities for 10 minutes before formal teaching begins, these activities vary from running exercises and HIIT workouts to mindfulness and well-being sessions. We are busy at lunch-times giving our older children the opportunity to lead the younger children in yard games. We have a very full timetable of activities every week between camogie/hurling and football training to running and athletics; we aim to include as many children as possible on our journey to become as active, fit and healthy as we can.

ACTIVE WEEK PLAN 2018

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ACTIVE WEEK TIMETABLE 2018

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ACTIVE SCHOOL COMMITTEE

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Our Active School Committee

Our Active School Committee is made up of boys and girls from 1st - 6th classes, under the careful guidance of Ms. Hennessy and Ms. Campion. The committee meets regularly to create new initiatives and discuss the best ways of making our school the most active school in the country! Under the committees watchful eye, we have started our new yard timetable where it is hoped everyone will get a chance to make the most of lunch time outside.

ACTIVE SCHOOL PAGE

The Active School Flag (ASF) is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. The process aims to get more schools, more active, more often.Schools wishing to achieve the ASF begin the process by self-evaluating their current provision across 3 areas: Physical Education, Physical Activity and Partnerships. Schools must also organise an Active School Week programme and commit to having it as part of their annual school calendar. Schools that can say ‘yes’ to all of the ASF success criteria will be awarded with the active flag. The flag remains valid for a period of 3 years after which time schools will be invited to re-apply.ASF is a Department of Education and Skills initiative supported by Healthy Ireland.

Our Active School

Physical Education

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P.E. is an integral part of our curriculum with pupils taking part in a variety of classes for 60 minutes each week.

Physical Activity

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We place a huge emphasis on Physical Activity on our school. We have exercises every morning before we start our day and we incorporate activities into our calendar year ie. our Halloween Dance and our Santa Run.

Partnerships

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We are lucky to have many visitors help us on our Active Flag journey; older classes get instruction on cycling on our roads, fitness trainers come to give classes, dance teachers come to show us how to strut our stuff and we have had lots of visits from our local hurling superstars.

Active Schools Week

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We are very proud of our Active Flag and are working very hard on getting our second flag this year.

4th Class Video

Check out this great video

Morning Exercise

3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes giving it their all as part of our Active School Programme.

I'm Still Standing with Rang a hAon