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May 25th was Sport’s Day at St Mary’s and over 600 pupils from Junior Infants through to 6th Class participated. The morning began with a treasure hunt involving Junior and Senior Infant pupils. The Activity Stations are always very popular … Continue reading
Over 380 people including pupils, parents, teachers, siblings, grandparents and child-minders stepped it out in their green today to boost the tally for National Walk to School Day. The rain stayed away and it was quite pleasant parading up to school. St Mary’s is a green school and Be Active advocate so it was very fitting that so many marked the day but walking to school.
Ger McDonnell, a representative of the national Active School Initiative, paid a visit to St Mary’s today to find out what the school has been doing to promote and encourage greater physical activity in our school community.
A Junior Active Assembly, led by Mr O’Mahony’s First Class pupils, was held in the hall. The assembly itself was buzzing with a get-up-and-go attitude. Upstairs, the two 6th Classes performed some energetic dance moves for Ger, with the help of Go Noodle and Just Dance. Ms Murray’s Fifth Class demonstrated their fitness levels by doing the back-breaking Plank Challenge. Back in the PE Hall, Ms Coakley’s 5th Class displayed their flexibility in a variety of gymnastic movements. Ms Carr’s Senior Infants headed outside into the May sunshine for some Outdoor and Adventure Activities. The Junior Infant pupils, Ms McKenna’s Senior Infant Class, as well as some boys and girls from the Mixed and Language Classes made use of the good weather by taking to the yard. The Junior Infants, led by 6th Class, walked and jogged around Slí na Sláinte (our Walking Track), while the Senior Infant pupils enjoyed playing some yard games with 6th Class girls.
During Big Lunch, Ger spent time speaking with the enthusiastic pupils on the Be Active Committee along with a group of parents representing the school’s Parent Focus Group. Afterwards, she was taken to view our numerous “active” displays, our vast array of PE equipment and other resource material. Finally, the folder laden down with our surveys, interviews, action plan, initiatives and evidence of improvement was carefully examined. We will find out in due course if Ger was suitably impressed! Fingers crossed!
D. Galligan (on behalf of St Mary’s Be Active Committee)
We are a very active school in St Mary’s. Have a look at some of our fun activities that we have been getting up to during the year!
For more active news have a look at our Be Active Blog! https://stmarysbeactive.wordpress.com/
Be Active Week is nearly here and we have lots of great activities planned for the week. It will take place from the 23rd May – 27th May 2016 with our Sport’s Day planned for Wednesday the 25th of May. Let’s hope the sun keeps shining for the rest of the month.
Have you been keeping an eye on our Be Active Blog? Don’t forget to check out our blog to see all of the wonderful activities we have been getting up to in St Mary’s.
There is great excitement in Rang a haon with the handball league. Each class has 4 teams- blue, red, green and white.
The semi finals and the big final will take place next week. Room 9 have 2 teams in the semi final, Room 10 have 1 team in the semi final and Room 13 have 1 team in the semi final. Thank you to Mr O Mahony for organising the league.
We will be making banners and cheering for Room 9!! Go superstars!!!
Bronnadh Gaelbhratach eile orainn cúpla seachtain ó shin! Ghlac an beirt chailín thuas an bratach ar son pobal na scoile. Comhghairdeachas do gach duine! Maith sibh! Labhraigí an teanga, is libhse í!