Cork City Sports

Huge well done to the team who represented the school at Cork City Sports on Thursday 30th May. They swept the board with 2 children coming in 1st place, 2 children coming in 2nd place, and another in 3rd place! The whole team were an absolute credit to the school and we are all so proud of them!!...

Active Commitee

Our Active Committee recently conducted a  ‘What Club Are You In?’ survey with all the boys and girls in our school. Here are the results; Some of the most popular clubs in our area are the Swimming Club, Gymnastics and Carrigtwohill GAA . Throughout the year we invite coaches from some of our local clubs to visit us and they provide physical activities and games for the children in different...

Playground Leaders

We have fantastic playground leaders in Scoil Chlíodhna CNS. These children are from 1st and 2nd class and we have a rota so we take it in turns and share this important role. The playground leaders plan and organise games for the Junior and Senior infants at lunchtime. They set up the equipment, explain and demonstrate the activities or games and then tidy away the equipment when lunch is finished. They are also great for encouraging and motivating everyone to get involved and to have fun.                                    ...

Active Breaks

We use lesson transitions regularly throughout the day. These are 2-3 minute classroom based physical activity breaks which are easy to fit in and have the added benefit of increasing focus and concentration for the lesson that follows. This shows us how a little exercise every day can make a big difference! All these exercises that can be done in the classroom so it doesn’t matter what the weather’s like outside. Go Noodle & 10 @ 10 We loved taking part in the 10 @ 10 with RTE and Operation Transformation! We put down our pencils and worked out for 10 minutes straight. ​We completed exercises like running on the spot, star-jumps… and even the dab! Check out Twitter to see our amazing Senior Infants / First Class taking part! https://twitter.com/MuinteoirFi/status/913096314908495872    You can even set up your own Go Noodle account at home! Click here to find out...

Cross Country

On Thursday 27th September, Scoil Chlíodhna CNS were invited to take part in the East Cork Schools Cross Country Races in Fr. O’Neill’s GAA, Ballymacoda. We took a selection of Senior Infants, First Class and Second Class children and we were so proud of them all – we had a great day out and the weather was glorious! All of our team were winners that day, but these 6 brought home medals!  ...

Physical Activity

  Physical Activity is the promotion and engagement of exercise and movement in addition to the 60 minute per week timetabled curriculum subject of Physical Education. Here at Scoil Chlíodhna we actively promote the message that children require 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. We have been extremely busy as we have engaged in a wide variety of different programmes, ideas and initiatives which have inspired the children to become more active. In addition to PE lessons pupils take part in many fun activities to stay active. Our school day is regularly revitalised within the classroom with ‘brain break’ activities such as yoga, dance, aerobics and Zumba thanks to the Go Noodle website and teacher led physical movement breaks. These regular brain breaks boost energy levels fuelling the children’s brains for further learning. Teachers also use activity throughout the curriculum. For example maths trails, nature walks, tours of the school, Deir O Gradaigh as Gaeilge. These breaks are particularly important on rainy days when we can’t get outside and movement breaks are extended on these days. Scoil Chlíodhna promotes the full range of fundamental movement skills during break times and pupils are encouraged to be as active as possible. We have two daily playground breaks and our school yard is zoned at big break and marked to allow children to engage in a variety of different activities. Our school has playground leaders who set up activities and sports equipment during break times for children to use. We also make use of the pitch at lunch time for...