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!







 23rd April


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)


24th April






Wake-Up Shake Up


Tae Kwando 5th & 6th


Playground Games with parents and/or Grandparents

(see time-table)

Senior Yard




Junior & Senior Yard

Whole School & parents


Please check timetable


Organised by teachers- timeslots allocated but swap as necessary.


 25th April




11.00- 14.00 

Yoga 6th Class

Tennis 3rd & 4th

Tag Rugby 4th & 5th

Cricket 1st & 2nd


St. Mary’s Courts

Junior Yard

Senior Yard

Please check time-table.


 26th April





Active Picnic



Irish Dancing (1st&2nd)

Senior Yard




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


27th April




Dancing Jun & Sen Infants





Junior & Sen Yard

Please check time-table.

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


28th April



All Day







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






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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St. Brigids Road,


Dublin 5



Telephone: +353 (1) 831 5138