What is Active School Flag?
The Department of Education and Skills wishes to recognise schools that strive to achieve a physical educated and physically active school community.
St. Patrick's National School has done just that!
In September 2013, the school community made an undertaking to earn the flag which was awarded in June 2014.
A committee comprised of 5th-6th class pupils, a teacher, parents and a Board member began. They worked tirelessly to achieve the targets, and the staff, pupils and their families are to be commended for their efforts all year long! Well done to everyone!
We had such fun all year, with running clubs, an army bootcamp, a dress-up fun run, a céilí and many more activities! Sports Day and Active Flag Week are always a highlight each year.
The committee has 8 pupil members working with a teacher. They work in teams to support each class every week. They arrange break time activities, bi-monthly sport/talent displays and remind teachers to give active homework in the last week of every month. They also attend Active Flag meetings every term, make posters, reward activity, arrange the Active School Week and take an active part in organising Sports Day.