Sports Day 2018

Sports Day this year was another roaring success. We couldn’t have been luckier withe the weather and everything ran very smoothly thanks to the organisation of the school and of course the support from the parents as well as the parent’s council.

The junior and senior races were running parallel to each other or time efficiency and to ensure children were as active as they could be. The infants completed running races, egg and spoon races, sack races and crawling races. The senior end completed all these as well as three legged race and one or two more. We were delighted to see so many parents taking place in the parent’s running race.

Huge thanks again to the Parent’s Association who supplied us with a healthy tuck shop in line with Active School. All children received a medal for taking part and a fantastic day was had by all. Well done to all the boys and girls and of course to the mums and dads who take part also!!

More pics to follow!!…

 

 

National Bike to School Week Art Competition

As part of National Bike Week 2018, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Count is holding an Art Competition for primary school pupils in the County. Students are asked to draw an A4 size poster focusing on making trips by bike with a theme ‘Cycling with your Family’. We will be entering this competition as part of National Bike Week. The closing date for entries is June 7th.

We are also encouraging children to bring their bike with them to school this week. Who knows, we may even have another Slow Bike Race!!

Tricks4Sticks

We were lucky to team up with Hockey Ireland to try out their Tricks4Sticks programme for Primary Schools. Classes from 2nd through 6th had the opportunity of completing a 5 week programme in Hockey Skills. The course provided the children with an opportunity to improve lots of their fundamental movement skills, including running, side stepping, dodging and striking with an implement.

The children had a ball with their instructor, Aran who took them through their paces! Huge thanks to Hockey Ireland for selecting our school.

 

Junior Park Run

We have teamed up with Junior Park Run at our local park. We are encouraging children to sign up for the Junior Park Run in Marley which happens every Sunday morning at 9.30am. Park Run is a fantastic introduction to athletics and running for children. What’s most important is that the runs are non competitive and very inclusive. We were delighted to complete our first Park Run as a school on Sunday the 29th of April. Children from Our Lady’s N.S. took the Daily Mile a step further and completed the 2km track, along with some parents. Well done to everyone who came along and we hope to see more of you there every Sunday morning.

Strech -n-Grow

Junior & Senior Infants: New Term of Stretch-n-Grow starts on Tuesday 9th January. Term Duration:10 Weeks. Cost:€50.00. Can be paid in full or 2 x €25.00. To enrol your child in the class, please text Jane (087) 2203522. Payment can be made when collecting your child after the 1st Class.

Thank you.

Inclusion

Ms Leacy’s class particpated in Sports Inclusion activities during Active Schools Week. We teamed up with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council and asked the Sports Inclusion Officer, Brian, to make a visit during the week.
We learned lots of great ideas to make sure all children are included and as active as possible.

Visit from Jack McGrath

Jack McGrath was kind enough to visit to school to help us raise our fifth green flag. We sang and danced and he signed some autographs. The flag was for Biodiversity.

We are proud to have obtained our fifth Green flag for Biodiversity. Jack McGrath kindly visited the school to help us raise it. We had a great day.

 

Daily Mile 2017

The Active School Committee attended the daily mile in Mount Merrion, along with a number of students chosen by teachers who have shown great enthusiasm in the Daily Mile since we began. Ms Lynch and Mr Murphy accompanied the children who warmed up with music and stretches and ran to the finish line to a big round of applause. Well done to all children involved.