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...

Sports Day 2018

Friday was the last day of our Active Week celebrations and what a way to finish! From early morning, preparations were underway for Sports Day 2018. Our boys and girls had the time of their lives running and racing, skipping and splashing, bouncing and building, parachuting and playing. A big Thank You must go to all the parents and friends of Scoil Chlíodhna, not just for attending but for taking part with a heart and a half. We could not have had a successful Sports Day without you  It’s on days like this that we are reminded of what a very special community we are part of and to see everyone sitting around at break, chatting and relaxing, was a highlight for the staff. There are lots of pics on our Facebook page but here are a selection from the day! Well done everybody! Múinteoir Joanne’s Junior Infants         Special thanks to Carrigtwohill Athletics for joining our sports day! Múinteoir Fiona’s Junior Infants Múinteoir Ursula’s Senior Infants   Múinteoir Fiona’s Senior Infants & First Class...

Partnerships

Partnerships within and outside the school are an important aspect of the Active School Flag. When a school participates in the Active School Flag Programme it is vital to interact and engage with other organisations and clubs. Active School Committee In Scoil Chlíodhna CNS we established our own Active School Committee at the outset of the process. The Active School Committee have very important jobs: They motivate us to get active. They organise P.E and playground equipment. They keep the P.E storeroom tidy. They lead playground activities on the yard. They helped in the selection process of our ASF slogan. They have committee meetings to plan and organise ASF events. They keep all classes up to date on ASF news and events. They keep the ASF noticeboard up to date.       We use Facebook and Twitter throughout the year to keep all our followers up to date on Active School Activities. These are also used to inform pupils and parents/guardians about physical activities that are available in Carrigtwohill and surrounding communities such as G.A.A training times. Our school also acknowledges physical activity and sporting success achieved during and outside of school hours through the use of Facebook/ Twitter and monthly newsletters. During Active School Week a daily Facebook post or tweet was sent out to update our followers on all of the activities. Our school invited different sports clubs/physical activity providers from the local community to visit our school for Active School Week in June to give taster sessions of their activity. New activities that we tried out were athletics, rugby, zumba and badminton.  Take a look at our Active Schools Week post to see all of...

Active Week 2018 Pictures

Monday What a fantastic start to our Active Week! Thanks to Finny O’Regan from Munster Rugby for showing us some new rugby skills, the children loved it! We practiced different drills and learned about some of the rules involved when playing rugby!   Tuesday Today we were very lucky to have Craig Harrington – the Cork Athletics Development Officer come to our school and play some athletics related games with us focusing on coordination, jumping, jogging, sprinting and throwing. We had so much learning new skills and some games we can play in P.E   Wednesday Today was our Jersey Day and we also had G.A.A with Múinteoir Séan. Séan is a Games Development Administrators for the East Cork Area and works with different Primary and Post Primary Schools. In a random act of kindness today, Múinteoir Sean presented Múinteoir Joanne with her very own Cork jersey when he saw she had to ‘resort’ to a Kerry jersey on our special Jersey Day! Go raibh míle maith agat Múinteoir Seán! We also had Zumba with Jamie as a special Active Week treat – check our Facebook page for the videos!          Thursday Today Tania O’Flynn from Badminton Ireland came to visit the Senior Infants and First Class. She introduced us to some badminton skills – we learned all about the shuttlecock and how to hold the badminton racket correctly. We also had a chance to play a game of badminton with our friends! We had so much fun! Afterwards we joined up with the Junior Infants for our ‘Walk a mile with a smile’. What a great day!  ...