As part of European Week of Sport, we will be taking part in the 'Run Around Europe Challenge' from Monday 25th- Friday 29th September. All the boys and girls from Infants to 6th will be encouraged to walk or run laps at break and lunch times and we will track our progress to see how many European capital cities we can reach over the week. All staff will be taking part too and we are looking forward to the challenge.Parents, please ensure your child is wearing suitable footwear for the week.
We will be continuing to stay active in Scoil San Nioclás during the new school year and we will be working hard to renew our Active School Flag. A committee of staff, pupils and parents will be up and running again very soon and we hope it will be a fantastic year of fun, fitness and activity. If any parents would like to be involved with the committee, please contact Mrs Duffy.
Well done to all the boys and girls in 1st and 2nd class who took part in Be Active A.S.A.P 2017 and a big thank you to Ms McArdle, Ms Savage and parent helpers for running the programme . Be Active will be back in May 2018!
The Be Active After School Activity Programme will be returning in Term 3. All children in 1st and 2nd class will be invited to take part. We would love to see as many parents as possible get involved and help out. You do not need to be athletic and a teacher will be present at all times. If you are interested, or for further information please talk to Mrs Duffy ( Be Active Co-ordinator) or Mari Mc Donnell (Parent leader)
It is great to see that everyone is keeping up the great work and staying active in Scoil San Nioclas. We are so lucky to have our beautiful new playground and every class enjoys their sessions. It is fantastic to see so much activity at break and lunchtimes every day.
We Are Super Troopers!
Another 'active' initiative we are taking part in this school year is Super Troopers.
Super Troopers is the first ever health homework programme in Ireland. It is aimed at helping children become more active and learn about healthy lifestyles .Every family received a wall chart and daily diary back in September . Feedback so far has been great and for anyone who hasn't been taking part yet, it is not too late! For further information, lots of activities, games and tips please visit www.supertroopers.ie
or click on the links
Congratulations to our Committee and to all our pupils on being awarded our Active School Flag! We had a visit from Jimmy, an Active School Flag Accreditor and he was very impressed with all the physical activity going on in and around our school. Our committee did themselves proud on the day. Well done and thanks to Bernie who spoke to Jimmy on behalf on the Be Active ASAP parents. Keep up the great work everyone!
Preparations are underway for Active Week 2014!
Active Week will be held in our school from June 9th - 13th. Sports Day will be held on Wednesday 11th and the lunchtime Gaelic league is already up and running.
Parents and community members are invited to get involved in Active Week and all ideas are welcome.
We are having great fun in Scoil San Nioclás working towards our Active School Flag. The Active School Flag is awarded to schools who engage in a process of action planning and implementing projects in the school, which encourage and develop physical activity in the pupils and the school community
We are trying out lots of activities as part of the process. Pupils have the opportunity to take part in many different sporting activities throughout the year. The boys and girls receive coaching in Gaelic, tennis and basketball. Our school teams take part in various tournaments throughout the year. We are an inclusive school and aim to offer a sport to suit all pupils.
The boys and girls are enjoying fortnightly 'Wonderful Wednesdays' and 'Take Part Thursdays' where they learn traditional playground games and have the opportunity to teach other pupils at lunchtime.
We were awarded a Green Flag for travel in 2012 and we are continuing to work on active travel. The Funky Feet Award is given to the class with the highest percentage of walkers each week. WOW (Walk on Wednesday) and COW (Cycle on Wednesday) days are held monthly and it is lovely to see parents and children out in force walking or cycling to school together.
The Be Active After School Activity Programme has been running in our school since 2011 and we offer a one hour weekly session to all pupils in 1st and 2nd class. The programme is teacher led and supported by parent helpers and is great fun for all involved.
Walk a Mile with a Smile is very popular with junior and senior pupils alike and there is friendly competition between our senior classes as they compete in the Marathon Challenge.
We held a very successful Active Schools Week in 2013 with activities such as Mini Olympics, a whole school Mexican Wave and a school disco. We are in the process of planning Active Week 2014. We hope to make it even bigger and better!
Our Active School Committee is made up of children from 1st - 6th class along with some parents. The committee work hard to promote physical activity in our school and community,
Any parents or pupils with ideas on how to further develop physical activity in our school and community are invited to put their ideas in our Active School Suggestions Box.
Well done to Molly in 4th class who won our Active School slogan competition with her super slogan -
"Run a ton and have some fun!"
Why not take a look at some of our Active School photos?
Fun in the Sun!