January 2019

  • 5th Class started Cycling Safety lessons which includes learning how to check the safety of bicycles and to make adjustments when needed.  They have been learning how to improve their cycling skills and how to cycle safely on the road.  It has been a very fun learning experience for them.

  • Miss Stack's 1st Class and Mrs. Delany's 4th class started their swimming lessons this month and are making good progress with this already.

  • New sports equipment has been purchased to enhance the breaktime active zones.

  • Lots of classes have been engaging in Operation 10@10, both in English and in Irish.

  • G.A.A. coaching in P.E. started for the Senior classes and the Senior Gaelic Team are back training for the new term.

  • All classes have been working on the Gymnastics strand in P.E. and improving their F.M.S. of balance.

  • The Active Committee have submitted  an application to renew our Active Flag.  Fingers crossed it will be successful.

 

December 2018

 

  • Our Festive Fitness Fun Day was held on 20th of December.  The girls in 5th and 6th Class did a fantastic job setting up a variety of activities which included : Jingle Bells Jumping, Icicle Hockey, Wrapped-Up Relays, Turkey Tug-Of War, Snow-ball Shoot Out and a Santa Sack Race.  All Classes had a chance to participate in the activities and it was a fun-filled day for all.

 

September 2018

 

  • Our New active committee has been formed and we are all set for an exciting year ahead which will hopefully see us renew our active flag.   

  • All classes took part in the European Week of Sport 2018.  Classes ran to lots of different European cities.  Lots of families participated in the Park Run in St. Anne's Park which was lots of fun.  Parents and child-minders joined us for some Wake Up Shake Ups and the Active Committee took on the teachers in a Penalty Shoot-Out which Mrs. Delany won!

  • Lots of classes are now doing active homework every week and many children are taking part in a variety of active after school activities which include Athletics, Basketball, Irish Dancing and Gaelic Football.

 

April 2018

 

Our Active Week runs from 21st-27th of April 2018 is looking very exciting this year!

 

  • Saturday 21st April 9.30A.M. St. Anne’s 5km Park Run for parents/teachers. 

  • Sunday 22nd April 9.30A.M. St. Anne’s Junior Park Run (2km for children aged 4-14) 

  • Monday 23rd April: Wake-Up Shake Up for all parents/grandparents in the Senior Yard, Active Walkway open, Badminton Senior Infants-3rd Class and Tag Rugby for 4th-6th

  • Tuesday 24th April: Active Picnic for all classes and Cricket for 3rd & 4th, Fencing 3rd- 6th Class.

  • Wednesday 25th April: Playground Games with parents and/or grandparents with all classes, Taekwondo for 5th & 6th

  • Thursday 26th April: Dancing for Junior & Senior Infants,  Yoga as Gaeilge for 4th-6th class and a Skipathon for all classes

  • Friday 27th April: Wake-Up Shake Up for all parents/grandparents in the senior yard, Jersey Day and Walk/Scoot to School, G.A.A. for 3rd-6th class,  Soccer  for 1st class & Ms. McKenna’s 3rd Class  and Dodgeball  with the teachers -V- active committee & Skipathon finale.

December 2017 

  • This year we organised our first day of festive fitness fun.  The activities included: Jingle Bells Jumping, Icicle Hockey, Wrapped-Up Relays, Turkey Tug-Of War, Snow-ball Shoot Out and a Santa Sack Race.  All Classes had a chance to participate in the activities and it was a fun-filled day for all the classes even though the rain did its best to try to ruin the fun! 

  • Lots of classes came together to have a Christmas disco in the Junior Yard where the classes got to show off their dance moves to Christmas tunes.

 

September 2017

 

Our New active committee has been formed and we are all set for an exciting year ahead full of new initiatives to get the whoke school active.  

All classes took part in the European Week of Sport 2018.  Classes ran to lots of different European cities.  Lots of families participated in the Park Run in St. Anne's Park which was lots of fun.  Parents and child-minders joined us for some Wake Up Shake Ups and the Active Committee took on the teachers in a Penalty Shoot-Out which was lots of fun!

 

May/June 2017

 

  • The Active Committee raise our Active Flag on a new pole.

  • Activity zones and free-play areas will be set up during the last week of school in the Senior Yard.

  • Ms.McMullen's 4th class are very close to completing their 3rd marathon this year!

  • The school has entered a competition for a #Beactive Award

April 2017

  • We're getting active with Active Week! Check out the weeks activities below!

Day

Time

Activity

Where

Notes

Sunday

 23rd April

09.30

Junior Park Run

St. Anne’s Park

(2km run ages 4-14, children will need to register online in advance, it’s a free event)

Monday

24th April

8.35a.m.

 

9.30-2.15

 

9.00-2.15

Wake-Up Shake Up

 

Tae Kwando 5th & 6th

 

Playground Games with parents and/or Grandparents

(see time-table)

Senior Yard

 

Hall

 

Junior & Senior Yard

Whole School & parents

 

Please check timetable

 

Organised by teachers- timeslots allocated but swap as necessary.

Tuesday

 25th April

9.30-10.30

9.30-1.45

9.30-12.00

11.00- 14.00 

Yoga 6th Class

Tennis 3rd & 4th

Tag Rugby 4th & 5th

Cricket 1st & 2nd

Hall

St. Mary’s Courts

Junior Yard

Senior Yard

Please check time-table.

Wednesday

 26th April

9.00-2.00

 

 

9.00-11.45

Active Picnic

 

 

Irish Dancing (1st&2nd)

Senior Yard

 

 

Hall

Junior Infants-6th Class (Please divide class into 7 groups) Check allocated time!  Smaller version will take place in the hall if it rains.

Please Check Time-table

Thursday

27th April

9.15-12.00

 

9.00-2.15

Dancing Jun & Sen Infants

 

Skipathon

Hall

 

Junior & Sen Yard

Please check time-table.

Each class will have a time slot, please bring your own skipping ropes.

Friday

28th April

8.35a.m.

 

All Day

 

8.45-10.45

 

9.30-2.15

 

11.00-12.00

Wake-Up Shake Up

 

Jersey Day and Walk/Scoot to School.  G.A.A. for senior classes

Pilates (Jun/Sen Infants)

 

Ultimate Frisbee 3rd& 4th

 

Dodgeball & Skipathon

 

Senior Yard

 

 

 

Hall

 

Junior Yard

 

Senior Yard

Whole School & parents

 

 

Girls can wear their jerseys.  G.A.A. times will be adjusted, some classes will be asked to double up.

Please Check Time-Table

 

(Please check time-table)

Whole School watching ASF Committee –v-Teachers & best skipper from each class

 

March 2017

  • Well done to the girls from Ms.O'Donovan's 4th class and Ms.Devilly's 2nd class who completed their first marathon this month.

February 2017

  • Well done to the girls from Ms.Delany's 6th class who completed their first marathon.

  • Well done to the girls from Ms.Kearney's 6th class who completed their first marathon.

  • Classes are busy doing the Operation Transformation 10 @10.

  • Classes are learning the dance "Shout," for Drop Everything and Dance this month.

  • Hercules is moving from class to class and having a great time being active.

  • We are planning our Active School Week which is on from 24th-28th of April. If parents have some active skills to offer to classes in the school please contact the school.

January 2017

  • Ms.Howard has setup our 'Wall of Heroes' which already displays some Irish sporting heroes. Over the coming months, classes will add their own heroes to the wall. Heroes will be chosen for being active, displaying positive behaviour or by showcasing a particular talent. We look forward to seeing our Wall of Heroes grow!

  • This month's whole school dance is 'Just Dance Kids Lollipop'.

  • Active School Committee will meet in Ms.Howard's classroom on Fri 20th Jan @12pm.

  • Hercules, our Active Mascot, had a busy week with the pupils from Ms.Farrell's class.

  • Well done to Ms.McMullen's 4th class for completing their second marathon, a total of 600 laps, since September!

 

December 2016

  • The Active School Committee has been carrying out surveys to find out about the after school activities that girls in St. Brigid’s engage in. 

  • The junior classes had a Christmas disco in the playground and had great fun showing off their dance moves.

  • Hercules has had some really fun active days and nights in different houses.

November 2016

  • During November the whole school has been learning “Just Dance ABC,” from the 6th class girls.

  • On wet days the classes are practising their dances, doing Bizzy Breaks and doing some activities on Go Noodle. 

  • Well done to Ms. McMullen’s class who have completed a marathon (300 laps).  The rest of the school are also running lots of laps.

October 2016

  • We now have an “Active School Mascot,” called Hercules.  She is an active bunny that will spend the night in a different house every night being active.  The girl that takes her home will write about the active things they do with Hercules in Hercules’ diary.  This idea came from Emma Pickard in Mrs. Delany’s class.  Hercules is Emma’s teddy and she brought him in to the school dressed in active clothes and she has created a diary for her. We are very excited to see what Hercules will get up to over the coming months.

  • On the 7th of October the whole school tried to engage in more Active travel by scooting, walking, cycling and parking and striding to school.

  • During October all the classes were practising the “Monster Mash,” and on the 28th of October, the whole school danced it together in their Hallowe’en costumes.  We also practised some of the dances from last year and everyone had lots of fun.

September 2016

  • Our new Active Committee was elected from all the classes in the school and the committee had their first meeting together.  They brainstormed some ideas for how they would like to keep St. Brigid’s active during the school year.  It was decided to keep our “Drop Everything and Run,” and our “Wake Up Shake Ups,” going.   The 6th class being responsible for teaching the dances.   5th class are going to be responsible for keeping the P.E. equipment tidy.   The committee will be gathering suggestions from their classes of ways they would like to keep active this year.
  • For the first time ever, St. Brigid’s were involved in the European Week of Sport which was 12th -16th of September.  The whole school worked together to complete a marathon (300 laps) during the week.  It was a fantastic team effort and we were successful in completing the marathon so well done to everyone involved!  There was also a whole school “Wake Up Shake Up,” which was led by our new committee.  On the last day of European Week of Sport, there was a teachers –v- the students penalty shoot-out with Noel in goals and Ronnie as referee.  It was great fun and we discovered there are some really great footballers on the staff.
  • This year St. Brigid’s are going to try to work on the Aquatics and Athletics Strand in P.E.   1st class and 4th class will be given the opportunity to go swimming for a 6 week block and later in the year it is hoped that some classes will start athletics coaching during lunch-time.

 

 

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Contact

Address

St. Brigids Road,

Killester,

Dublin 5

 

Contact

Email: info@stbrigidsgns.ie
Telephone: +353 (1) 831 5138