The pupils and teachers have worked very hard since January 2015 in order to achieve the ASF (Active School’s Flag). The whole school embraced this challenge and set about obtaining this flag with great determination and gusto! We had a visit from the ASF accreditor on May 27th, 2017 and we were proudly presented with our first ASF by Liam Hyland.
An Active School is a school where physical activity is valued, promoted and enjoyed by all. Our aim is to enable us to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community.
We hold our Active School’s Week in late April each year.
Our school’s ASF motto is – 60 minutes exercise a day keeps obesity at bay.
The ASF goals in Ireland are:
PROMOTE physical activity in a FUN, positive and inclusive way
INCENTIVISE schools to engage in a process of self-reflection, action planning and collaboration at whole school level
SUPPORT schools to identify strategies to energise the school day and to reduce sedentary time
ENCOURAGE schools to strengthen their PE programmes and to promote physical literacy
PROVIDE students with voice, space, influence and audience to participate in the decision-making process of their school
EMPOWER schools to develop, and strengthen partnerships, with parents, local and national organisations
GENERATE a support network for schools where best practise, innovation and successful initiatives are showcased, affirmed and shared
GUIDE schools to create their own specific roadmap for sustained physical activity practises
COLLABORATE with schools, national organisations and expert groups to ensure that ASF continues to deliver benefits to schools